Secure I AM Home Security Tips

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Your local police authority can provide free general security advice, please visit your local police authorities website to see what advice they can offer free of charge

  • Don't post on social media about going away, to events or holidays, let people know what a good time you have had when you get back.

  • 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
    (Call Secure I AM on 0161 870 6539 for a FREE no obligation quote).

  • Install good outside lighting

  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property

  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied

  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition

  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage

  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home

  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property

  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair

  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges

  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise

  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme

  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows

  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault