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Burglary crime prevention advice

Alert message sent 16/06/2021 16:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police


Protecting your garden and outbuildings like sheds not only keeps bikes and other valuables safe but can also stop burglars accessing tools to get into your home.
 
Low front boundaries deter burglars as they have nowhere to hide.
 
Make sure side gates are locked at all times. Open gates mean burglars can easily access your home without being seen by passers-by or neighbours.
 
Add lightweight trellis to gates and fences and plant some prickly plants to make it harder for burglars to climb over.
 
Gravel driveways and paths make it harder for burglars to go undetected.
 
Install an outside security light so that intruders can’t approach without being seen.
 
Install a burglar alarm system.
 
Always keep your shed locked and secured and make sure it is anchored down to prevent it from being lifted in order to gain access.
 
Never leave tools lying around as they can be used as a way of breaking into your home.
 
Leaving ground floor windows, doors and patio doors open in the summer can give burglars the perfect opportunity.  If you’re upstairs or out of the room, even just for a few minutes, close them and help shut burglars out.
 
 
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Carolyn Anstey (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Runnymede)

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