In these unprecedented times, it is essential we remain vigilant and keep not only ourselves safe, but also our homes safe.

Be aware of new faces and walkers in and around the area.

Burglars are often opportunistic thieves.

They seek out any opening that they can take advantage of, specifically doors and windows that are left open or unlocked or are easy to force. Anything of value that they might spot through a window will only spur them on. But it really doesn't take much to deter these thieves – just smart thinking.

Burglar facts
Burglars target homes that they think will contain valuables. A sure giveaway is leaving packaging from expensive items outside your front door.

Burglars often look for homes with windows or doors left open or with vulnerable features that they can exploit, things left out on your drive, to the side of the house with the gate left open etc;

Burglars typically do not want to be seen or heard and if they feel that they would be noticed by a neighbour or passerby then they are more likely to feel exposed and may move on to find somewhere else to burgle.

Burglars often choose a home because they've spotted a specific vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle they want to steal – and the keys are more than likely to be inside the residence.

Sheds and garages are often vulnerable as they are not that secure and may contain tools which the burglar can use to assist them to gain entry to a home.

It's a fact that many burglars return to homes that they've previously burgled because the homeowner failed to upgrade security following the first burglary. They sometimes return to an area to try to burgle a nearby home that they spotted while committing a previous break in. Even more reason for you to ensure you keep your home as safe as houses.

Stay vigilant and stay safe.

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:22 by Elaine Foxon

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