Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burgled
Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burgled. A lot of burglars are opportunist, they see an open window or other easy point of entry and take their chance.
Things to consider
If you are installing new doors and windows get ones that are certified to British Standard BS 7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors). These standards are subject to change, please see www.securedbydesign.com for the latest updates and information
Securely lock all doors and windows before leaving the house. It’s easy to forget when you’re in a hurry, but it’s the simplest way for a burglar to enter your home
Never leave keys anywhere near the front door, including your letterbox; burglars know where to look
A home that looks empty is far more likely to be targeted by a burglar, so it’s worth making sure your home looks occupied
Use automatic timer-switches to turn on a light and perhaps a radio when it goes dark, even if you are just out for a couple of hours
If you’re away for a longer period of time, cancel any newspapers or milk deliveries
Why not ask a neighbour or relative for help? Could they clear the post away from the door mat and open and close the curtains?