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A burglary in your own home can be a disturbing experience that can affect you and your family for a long time after the mess is cleared up and the insurance paperwork is completed.

 

Thwart a potential burglar by taking simple crime prevention measures

Don’t let a burglar in

This autumn, Cusworth Master Locksmiths are reminding Wilmslow residents to protect themselves from becoming a victim of burglary:

The majority thefts and burglaries are lazy and opportunistic; they will look an easy target.

Easy access to rear of property- Keep gates locked and secure from wandering visitors

High value goods on view – Laptops, Cameras, iPads and car keys on view from windows

Signs that the house is unoccupied – Newspapers and milk bottles on doorstep curtains and lights not changing – ask a neighbour to watch over whilst you’re away

secure your home in wilmslowLight it:

  • Install external security lighting that stays on throughout the night using dusk ’till dawn sensors.
  • Make sure your house looks occupied even when it isn’t. Use an time switch to turn interior lights on and off. Leave a radio on.

Lock it:

  • Keep your front and back doors shut and locked – even when you are at home.
  • Fit window locks and ensure French windows and patio doors are secure.
  • Never leave door keys, car keys or other valuables in view and reach of a letterbox or window.
  • Secure your garage and shed too – equipment kept in a garage or shed can be just as tempting for a burglar (your own tools and ladders can be very useful to a burglar!)
  • If you can, install a NARCOS approved burglar alarm and set it every time you leave your home.

List it:

  • Register your property on the Immobilise website (opens new window) – it’s free of charge and can increase your chances of being reunited with your property.
  • Install an app on your phone/tablet so that it can be traced.

Unsure about security? Contact us or call 01625 250 275 for security advice in Wilmslow