A house that is left insecure is an attractive target for
Your belongings may mean a lot to you but to a thief they’re just a
way of making quick and easy cash.
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:
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
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
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.