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Summer Crime Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 02/08/2019 15:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police


We are now well in to the summer months and it is as important as ever to make sure your home is secure.

Make it look like you're in....

When you go out during the day, make it look like your home isn’t empty. Leave a radio on, don’t leave the house too tidy and, or place a vacuum cleaner in sight (with the plug out of sight and unplugged). These simple displays make it look like you’re home.

When you go out in the evening consider using timer switches or daylight sensors to turn your lights on whilst you’re out. Remember, put lights on timers in rooms that you’d normally be in.

When you are away on holiday...

Before you go on holiday, take a few steps to make it look like you’re home. Ask a friend to open or shut curtains or if that’s not possible, leave them open, never half-closed. A TV simulator makes it look like your TV is on and has its own timer. Also ask a friend to collect your post or use Royal Mail KeepSafe.

Sharing too much information on social media could be giving a burglar information about when your house is empty. Think about who might be able to read your social media posts. Check your privacy settings and only have people on your social media accounts who you know and trust.

Back in a sec or out for the day…

Whether you’re popping to the shops or heading out to work, secure your house in the same way. Even if you’re in the back garden, secure your house as burglars look for easy opportunities to take items from open windows or unlocked garages.

Keys should not be left in the door as these can be used to manipulate the lock, removed and used from the outside to enter.

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Sophie Duffree (Police, Neighbourhood Officer, Northampton)

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