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Clocks go back on Sunday 25th October 2020

Alert message sent 23/10/2020 15:11:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

The evenings are already starting to draw in and the clocks go back on Sunday 25th October 2020 at 2am.
Darker evenings can give burglars an opportunity to easily see which houses are unoccupied.
Here are a few things you might like to consider to lessen the chance of your house being targeted:

* Leave a light on... and burglars in the dark - Invest in a timer light switch and vary the time it comes on each day to make it look as though someone is at home.
* Think about purchasing a Video Doorbell Camera - This will send the footage of anyone approaching your home, to your mobile phone.
* Keep valuables out of sight and mark them using a forensic property marking system.
* Lock your doors and windows, if you have a UPVC door make sure you have double locked it by lifting the handle and locking it with the key. Make sure the key is removed from the lock and out of reach.
* If you’re going away over the half-term holiday, remember not to post details of your holiday on social networking websites and if you have a burglar alarm, make sure it is set before you leave.
* Look out for your neighbours’ houses, especially when they’re not at home and call the police if you see anything suspicious on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
Message sent by
Michelle Beahan (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Oxford LPA)

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