According to Police.uk homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures.
The website, www.police.uk/crime-prevention-advice/burglary/ goes on to offer tips and advice on how to better protect your home and its content. Tips include:
- Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
- Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
- Install a visual burglar alarm
- Install good outside lighting