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Keep your home safe and secure with our top tips

Alert message sent 28/01/2018 10:32:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Good Morning, if you have some time on your hands today please take a look at your house and consider these tips - please share with neighbours or those who may be more vulnerable in your street - the old - the handicapped - thanks - have a great day.

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook and remove keys through the letterbox)
  • Install an intruder alarm - If it is to be monitored, ensure it is NSI or SIA regsitered (see 'Useful links' for directories)
  • Install dusk to dawn outside lighting
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
  • Leave lights on in your house or on a timer to make the property appear occupied
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
  • Mark your property with a forensic marking product and register your property with Immobilise
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a correctly installed safe
www.selectadna.co.uk

https://surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

 
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Andy Reid (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Mole Valley)

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