Police issue home security advice

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Friday, June 14th, 2013

Police in E District are reminding householders to keep their homes, outbuildings and vehicles safe and secure this summer.

Police are urging people to close windows, lock doors and do not leave garden or sports equipment outside overnight. Open windows, open doors, vacant properties and unsecure sheds are easy targets and will attract thieves.

Police would advise local residents to follow these simple steps to help reduce the chance of becoming a victim of opportunistic crime; do not leave windows open when you are out or away overnight, never leave doors unlocked at night, never leave garages and sheds unlocked.

Additionally, the local police advise on using substantial padlocks on shed doors, dead head vulnerable screws on hinges and bolts, covering shed and garage windows on the inside so that criminals can’t see in.

Other steps you can take to protect your garden equipment and furniture are ensuring sheds and outbuildings are secure with locks, reinforced hinges and window grills, securing valuable items inside sheds with security cables or chains, install sensor lighting around your home and mark garden furniture and equipment with your post code.

If you would like further information on making your garden safe and defensive planting please contact your local crime prevention officer on 0845 600 8000.

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