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Burglary

A house that is left insecure is an attractive target for thieves.

Secure Protect Prevent

Burglars can strike at any time but most burglaries can be prevented by securing your home.

Most burglars are opportunists and in 3 out of 10 burglaries, access is gained through an open door or window.

Burglars love it when you make their job easier for them. There are simple steps you can take to beat the burglar.

On the next few pages you’ll find security advice on:

Your smart phone, mobile devices, bike and home entertainment system may mean a lot to you but to a thief they’re just a way of making quick and easy cash.

If any of your belongings are stolen, you can increase the chance of being reunited with them by registering with Immobilise.
immobilise
Immobilise helps us identify the owners of recovered property every day. It's completely free and allows you to create a private and secure inventory all your personal property. All you need to do is register on the Immobilise website and list possessions identifiable by a unique reference number like IMEI, serial number, bicycle frame number etc.

You can find out more on the Immobilise website or in this leaflet.

A convicted burglar has also spoken out in a bid to encourage homeowners to think about security.

The film above highlights the motives and methods used by burglars and reminds you to lock doors and windows and keep valuables out of view.

Don't give the burglar a chance. Follow our advice to help keep your home as safe as houses.

How we can help

It’s up to you to protect your property and possessions but you don’t have to do it alone – we have a team of Crime Prevention Tactical Advisors and Architectural Liaison Officers (ALO) to help.
The officers are on hand throughout the county to give practical advice on how to keep your home, car and other valuables safe.

They’re here to help so don’t hesitate to contact them.
If you are having a new home built, consider taking advice from our Architectural Liaison Officers. 

If you are moving to a newly built home, check with the landlord, estate agent or sales team that it has been certified by Secured by Design.

 

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