Keeping Your Home Safe
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Follow the burglary prevention top tips, which are issued by the Metropolitan Police.

  • Burglaries increase during the week with fewer, on average, at the weekend
  • Burglars are most active between 12:00 and 21:00 hrs
  • Many burglaries are opportunistic - burglars take advantage of open/unlocked doors and windows
  • Burglars often target the same home again
Follow 3 Step Protect to keep your home safe
1. Protect your valuables

  • Don't advertise your goods. Always keep valuable like tablets and laptops out of sight from windows and store keys away from the letterbox
  • Make your valuables less attractive to thieves by using a property or police forensic marking solution only visible under Ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Consider using safe storage providers for high value items; alternatively a home safe.
2. Safeguard your building

  • Lock all windows and double lock doors when you go out, even if it's only for a few minutes.
  • Make your home look occupied: use timer lights when the nights get longer, and cancel deliveries if you are going away.
  • Install a burglar alarm. These are proven to deter thieves.
  • Make sure your locks are strong enough to keep burglars out.
3. Secure your outside

  • Keep gates, sheds and garages locked and don't leave tools lying around as they can be used to break in.
  • Keep hedges at the front low and install outdoor lighting so burglars have nowhere to hide.
  • Install trellises and spikey plants to stop burglars from climbing over fences.

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To report crime visit or call 101.

In an emergency always dial 999.

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if you require an upgrade to your intruder alarm system, please view our Guide to Intruder Alarm Grades and Police Response Requirements.