People Can keep their homes safe

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Did you know that PEOPLE CAN reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of sneak in burglary by simply closing and locking all doors and windows at home?

One in Four of all burglaries are through an open door or window. Most Sneak in offences occur when people are either outside washing a car, gardening, having a barbeque or even just watching TV. …
Burglars are aware these are the times when a property is likely to be insecure and is vulnerable. It is important to keep your doors and windows locked, especially when you are out and at night when you go to bed. Keep ALL your valuables out of sight – this includes items such as mobile phones, handbags, wallets, car keys, purses, cash, cheque books & credit cards.

Did you know that PEOPLE CAN reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of burglary by simply restricting access to the rear of your property?

Eighty percent of all burglaries occur at the rear of the property. By installing a lockable gate that restricts the access of Offenders to the rear of your property you can reduce the chances of your home being targeted by burglars. Make sure that hedges and foliage are cut back so that neighbours can see your house at the front, this will deter the burglar. You can also consider defensive planting with prickly plants and bushes, these create a physical and psychological barrier and have proven to be a successful deterrent to criminals.

Did you know that PEOPLE CAN reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of burglary by simply changing the euro-cylinder locks on their doors?

One in Five of all house burglaries involves burglars targeting euro-cylinder locks. You can improve your home security by installing euro-cylinder locks that conform to TS007 (3 star rating) or Sold Secure Diamond Standard SS312. Sash jammers may also be fitted to your doors which have also been proven to prevent burglaries. Eurocylinders can be easily changed by yourself. However, it is vital that the correct size is fitted and they do not protrude through the handle. If you are going to have euro-cylinders replaced by a professional consider using a member of the Master Locksmiths Association (www.locksmiths.co.uk) and ask for euro-cylinders that conform to TS007 (3 star rating) or SS312.

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