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