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Crime Prevention Advice - Rural Vehicle Security

Alert message sent 21/10/2020 10:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

Now the seasons are changing Police Scotland are encouraging residents, both urban and rural, to make sure their homes, vehicles and businesses are prepared for the darker nights.
Although you may have heard this message before please do consider the points below and how you could prevent criminals impacting your home / business, for example -

- Make sure all external lights are working and cover as many buildings as possible
- Remove keys from all vehicles / consider CESAR marking scheme and the use of trackers
- Think where / how vehicles are parked to make it difficult for thieves to steal them
- Check that sheds, outbuildings and the entrances / exits to yards are secure
- If alarms are fitted to buildings and vehicles make sure they are working correctly
- Consider forensic property marking for valuable items, both domestic and work related
- Sign up to Rural Watch Scotland - www.ruralwatchscotland.co.uk – to receive crime prevention updates for your area and a discount at www.selectamark.co.uk for forensic marking kits
For more information contact –
Prevention, Interventions and Partnerships Department,
West End Police Station, Edinburgh
Email – edinburghpreventandintervent@scotland.pnn.police.uk
Tel – 0131 221 2080

Message sent by
Julie Cochrane (Police, Constable, Edinburgh)

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