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Summer Burglaries

Alert message sent 27/06/2019 16:56:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Summer is a time of year that we often look forward to, but it can also be a period where, as the Police, we see a spike in burglaries. This is often because people leave their properties insecure due to the heat - including outhouses or sheds or post that they are on holiday on social media and therefore advertising their empty house.

Please read the advice below and keep your belongings safe this summer.
🌴 ☀ Holiday Checklist ☀ 🌴
✅ Lock windows, doors, sheds and garages
✅ Secure tools and ladders
✅ Hide keys and valuables
✅ Make your home look occupied
✅ Ask a friend to look after your home
✅ Don’t advertise being away on social media

Avoid losing your insurance excess and no claims bonus…
🔑 Store keys away from windows and doors
🚗 Use a RFID blocking pouch for keyless entry vehicles
🔒 Use a steering lock
🚘 Park to restrict access to your vehicle
📱 Remove all valuables

Burglars take advantage of warm weather 👉 it takes seconds to steal valuables within easy reach.
🔒 Lock all windows & doors when outside
🏠 Fit window opening restrictors for ventilation
📱 Hide keys, valuables & cables
🔨 Secure tools & ladders

Some home insurance policies become invalidated if you post that you are away on social media…
✈ Don’t ‘check-in’ on social media at the airport
👥 Avoid tagging others who are on holiday
📷 Wait to post your holiday snaps until you get home

For more tips to protect your home this summer, download your FREE Home Security Guide 👉 https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/advice/home-security-guide/

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Michelle Michel (Police, PCSO, Milton Keynes)

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