How Secure Is Your Home
Keep all wallets, credit cards and car keys out of sight and out of reach.
If you leave your house empty, even if you are in the back garden, lock all the doors and windows
An intruder alarm can be an effective deterrent against burglars
Make it a habit to mark your valuables by using your postcode and house number or name
Some articles are unsuitable for marking so photograph them next to a ruler
Register your property at www.imobolise.com
Leave some lights on if it will be dark when you get home
When you go out in the evening, always leave a light on in a room that cannot be peered into from the road
Fit security lighting that can detect movement
Front Door Security
Don’t let anyone into your home that you don’t know. Always ask for identification – official visitors won’t mind being asked for ID.
Fit a door chain or bar and, if you have a solid front door, a wide angle door viewer
In the Garden
Ensure that gates or access to the rear of the house are locked and secure
Trim overgrown plants – don’t give burglars a hiding place
Secure garden tools and ladders in a locked shed or garage to prevent them being used to break in to your home.