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Burglary crime prevention Advice

Alert message sent 07/12/2018 11:07:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Good Citizen Morning


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 keys through the letterbox)

Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
Install good outside lighting
Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
Leave radios or lights in your house 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 immovable 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
Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise (opens in a new window)

Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme (opens in a new window)
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault

If you would like any further crime prevention advice then please visit www.west-nidlands.police.uk you can also report non-emergency crime online or live chat to an adviser between 8am and Midnight.

Kind Regards The Partnerships Team
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Tina Fallon (Police , Engagement and Consultations officer, Wolverhampton Partnerships)

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