Good Neighbours Make Safe Neighbourhoods
Date Added: 12/01/2015
Look out for your neighbours
Get to know your neighbours. They will know who shouldn't be around your home and garden when you're away. Perhaps you could start a Neighbourhood Watch or Street Watch scheme where you live? Any suspicions should be reported to the Police
Secure your gates, windows and doors
Stop burglars getting in without being seen by keeping back gates and sheds securely locked, hedges and trees trimmed and fencing fixed. Make sure all windows and doors are locked securely and fit intruder alarms. Don’t let burglars have easy access to your home.
Switch On Lights
If you are out or returning home after dark, leave lights on to create the impression you're at home. If you can use light timers and outdoor sensory lights or leave a radio or TV on to deter burglars.
Register valuable and sentimental belongings on the national property database, Immobilise. This helps the Police to identify items and arrest and charge anyone responsible.
For further information contact your local policing team on 101. To report a burglary call 999.
REMEMBER – LOCK UP, LIGHT UP
Leave some lights on if it will be dark before you get home or use light timers.
If you can, leave a radio on to create the impression that someone's home.
Fit intruder alarms, door chains and door locks.
Lock garages, sheds and all windows.
Don’t leave keys or valuables where they can be seen from doors or windows.
Never hide spare keys outside, such as under a flowerpot. It’s the first place burglars look.
Register valuables or sentimental items with a serial number at www.immobilise.com
Always check who is at the door. You don’t need to open if you feel anxious.
(Find out more about the ‘Nominated Neighbour Scheme’ contact [email protected]
Contact your local policing team to join your local Neighbourhood Watch or Street Watch group to look out for neighbours.