Burglaries through insecurities - Check your windows are securely closed
|Alert message sent 22/08/2012 10:38:00|
|Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police|
There has been a recent increase in burglaries in Nottinghamshire predominantly through insecure doors and windows, and sometimes whilst homeowners are at home. A number of burglaries have occurred where people have failed to lock front/rear doors or windows at night before going to bed. Please ensure you do not become a victim of burglary, because you haven’t locked your doors and windows.
Please ensure that any items of value, such as laptops, cameras, handbags, keys, wallets etc are NOT left in view of windows. It only takes a burglar seconds to reach through an open window and grab items, so even if you are only leaving rooms for a few moments, it allows a thief the opportunity to take items quickly.
If you are spending time in another area of the house or garden, make sure doors and windows are not left open and insecure.
- Make sure you have locked doors and windows at night – every night. Go up to your windows to check they are locked securely before going out or going to bed. It is easy to forget to close and lock windows especially in warm weather.
- Key operated locks should be fitted to all your windows and doors.
- Fit good quality locks to your exterior doors.
- Install PIR (movement sensitive) lights outside your external doors.
- Use timers for lamps.
- Installing an intruder alarm will greatly improve your household security.
- Register you property FREE online at www.immobilise.com
- Protectively mark your valuable property by using UV pens, Selectamark, Smartwater or other asset marking products - if you would like any advice on these, please contact the Pre Crime Unit on 101.
For additional security advice please see the attached home security guide.
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|Lindsay Donnelly (Police, Administrator, Nottinghamshire)|
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