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Steps To Protect Your Home From Burglars

Burglars target homes that they think will contain valuables, a sure giveaway is leaving packaging from expensive items outside your home.

Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.

Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.

Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.

Mark your property with postcode and the house number and register your property for free with Immobilise.

Install a visible burglar alarm or security camera.

Have good outdoor lighting or motion sensor security lighting.

Install a driveway alarm, which acts as a deterrent to protect your home perimeter.

Plant spiky plants in vulnerable areas.

Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Remove valuables from view from ground floor windows.

Store any high-value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault and keep your keys in a safe place.

Don’t make it obvious when you’re away.

Update your locks, secure your windows and invest in smart lighting.

We hope these tips give you and your family the peace of mind to enjoy the winter season.

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