Looking after the security of your home
- Make sure your home is fully secure when you leave it. Always lock doors and windows.If you don’t and you are broken into, your insurer might not pay out.
- Keys on shelves or on tables near the front door can be grabbed through the letterbox. Keep them out of reach.
- Alarm systems can help protect your home. Make sure they’re always switched on when you’re out.
- Fit window locks if you don’t have them already, especially for windows on the lower floors.
- Keys hidden outside, are never hidden from burglars, so rather leave them with a neighbour or friend.
- Side gates can prevent easy access to the back of the house, where burglars can’t be seen from the street. External lighting can also deter them.
- Remember garden sheds can be a source of tools for breaking into the house, so keep them locked.
- Always make sure that your insurance continues to fit your needs, and that you have detailed any specific high value items.
- In the unfortunate event of being burgled, call the police immediately on 999. Don’t touch anything as you could damage or destroy evidence.
- Victim Support can offer help and advice on 0808 168 9111.
For your protection telephone calls will be recorded and may be monitored.
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