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Alert message sent 05/05/2019 16:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

You can greatly reduce your risk of burglary by taking a few simple
security measures to help make your property less attractive to
Most burglars are opportunists and target homes and businesses
that offer the least risk of being caught.
Keep your home safe and secure:
• Keep front and back doors locked, even when youre at home
• Install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box
• Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors
and windows
• Store high value items in a hidden safe
• Mark your belongings and register them for free with Immobilise
• Dont leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormats
or plant pots
• Keep items that could be used to break into your property such as
ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away
• Lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property
• Use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches
loudly when stepped on
• Trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and
improve surveillance
• Use a timer switch to make your house look occupied, even when it
• Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme
Burglars often gain access to their victims homes through
unsecured doors and windows. Making sure your doors are strong
and secure, and that all windows are fitted with a lock is a simple
way to prevent thieves gaining easy access to your home. You
should ensure any lock fitted is certified by the British Standard
For more information on how to protect your home and belongings
Message sent by
Robert Bliss (NHT, PSCO (bb), Banbury )

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