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Top tips for home safety

Is your home secure?

We are committed to working with you to significantly reduce the likelihood that you will be a victim of crime. By taking the following simple home security measures you can help protect your home and property:

  • Securely lock all doors and shut windows before leaving the house. It's easy to forget when you are in a hurry, but it's the simplest way for a burglar to enter your home.
  • Even when you are in, lock your doors and when you go to bed double check that all downstairs doors and windows are secure.
  • Don't leave car keys, ID cards or valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes where burglars can reach through to steal them.
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    Lock your garden gates and side entrances. Don't leave tools lying around in the garden which could be used to break in to your home.
  • A home that looks empty is far more likely to be targeted by a burglar, so it's worth making sure your home looks occupied.
  • Security lighting can be used to make offenders feel vulnerable and observed.
  • A burglar alarm will discourage burglars and gives increased security when homes are unoccupied. Make sure you set your burglar alarm if you have one.

Additional security information and advice

If you have any information about a crime, phone the police on 101 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.