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Protect your home

Some useful ideas to keep your property safe

Most burglaries happen when your home is empty, so ...

  • Use timer switches - available from DIY shops to turn on lights, radios and other appliances when you are out
  • Dont tempt thieves - wherever possible keep all valuable items away from view of passers-by
  • Dont advertise your absence when you are on holiday, or even when out at work or shopping.  Most burglars will only tackle an empty house
  • Get a friend or neighbour to look after your home and when you are away, by collecting your post, drawing your curtains at night and generally making the property look lived in. Be prepared to do the same for them.

author PCSO 40142 Linda Pawley

Arboretum/Claines safer neighbourhood team


Published 01/04/18