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Looking after your home security as clocks go forward

Alert message sent 17/03/2022 13:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Home security advice as the clocks go forward.

As the clocks go forward and you’re able to enjoy lengthening days it is important that you remain mindful of your home security.
With the weather improving, more people leave windows open and doors unlocked whilst they are out in their gardens, putting them at a higher risk of being burgled.
Although tempting  to have windows open on warmer days, please make sure your home is securely locked before leaving it.
Expensive garden equipment should always be locked away in a safe and secure location when not in use, the same goes for bikes which prove to be a tempting target f left unattended and unsecured.

There are a number of simple steps that cost nothing you can take to minimise the risk to your home:
  • Lock your doors while working in the garden.
  • Close your windows that in areas that are accessible to a thief, such as from a flat roof or from standing on garden furniture.
  • Close ground floor windows and doors whenever leaving your home,
  • Keep an eye on neighbours’ homes. If you have a trusted neighbour consider asking them to open and close curtains, pick up parcels, post etc.. when you go away on holiday, and offer to do the same for them.

For more information on how to keep your property safe please visit the Thames Valley Police website <www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-home-and-belongings/burglary>

Residents watching out for and helping their neighbours is a good way of reducing the risk of crime, if you are interested in joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme check out <www.ourwatch.org.uk>

Please feel free to share this message and information with family, friends and neighbours.
Message sent by
Jon Morris (Police, Administrator, Bracknell)

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