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Keeping Your Home Safe

Hertfordshire Constabulary Safer Neighbourhood Teams would like to make residents aware of the need to keep their property secure. Following a recent spate of burglaries in the area, the police are increasing patrols.   

We do not wish to unduly worry you as burglary is rare, however it is advisable to take precautions to reduce your risk of being victimised.  A few are as follows:

  • · Securing windows & doors
  • · Lock away all garden tools when not in use
  • · Place bins away from property
  • · Set lights on timer if out in the evenings
  • · Ensure alarm systems are working
  • · Keep vehicle keys away from the doors of property
  • · Install external lighting, for example dusk-to-dawn lighting in the garden and sensor lighting at the front
  • · Consider a doorbell camera and/or burglar alarm to deter burglars
  • · Use a timer switch in your home to control internal lights, radios and a TV simulator, which gives a home a lived-in look even when you are away
  • · Make sure boundary fences with gates are secure and locked

For advice on all types of Crime Prevention visit the Hertfordshire Constabulary website at https://www.herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/Advice/Crime-prevention/

You can look for security products meeting Secured By Design (SBD) standards on www.securedbydesign.com.

Postcode mark your property with a UV pen and register the details free of charge on Immobilise at www.immobilise.com

If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: wlo@herts.pnn.police.uk

Philip Waine
Watch Liaison Officer
Email: wlo@herts.pnn.police.uk


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This entry was posted on 7 January 2020 by in All News, Local News.