Locks, Clocks and Lights

Your safety is the most important thing. At this time of year, when we all put our clocks forward, it is also a time of year when we often give would-be burglars a clue that our homes are unoccupied. There are many simple steps that can be taken to make your home less attractive to burglars, such as:

  1. Change the timers on your lights
  2. Check your external door locks are up to date
  3. Cut any hedges so that burglars can't hide unseen
  4. Move wheelie bins so they cant be used to provide a 'leg up' access
  5. Make sure your windows have modern window locks (including patio doors)
  6. Put trellis on the top of any side gate (does the gate have secure locks)
  7. Apply inexpensive non-climb paint on drain-pipes etc (above shoulder height)


Useful Contacts

Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111

Trading Standards - 0845 404 0506

Victim Support - 0845 303 0900

Police (non emergency) - 101