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Home security advice

Alert message sent 29/09/2021 15:13:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Wednesday 29th September 2021
 
 
Dear resident

 Below is some crime prevention advice to to help keep your home secure:

CONSIDER INSTALLING ANTI-SNAP LOCKS AT THE FRONT AND REAR OF YOUR PROPERTY.

Become a creature of habit
  • Try to get into the habit of following your own course of action when you lock up your home. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything.
  • Here’s what we recommend you do before you go out:
  • Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes double-lock any door
  • make sure that any valuables are out of sight
  • keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening
  • never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways
  • in the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on
  • if you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night
  • set your burglar alarm
  • make sure the side gate is locked
  • lock your shed or garage
  • lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor
Going away?

Here are five tips to help you keep your home and belongings stay safe while you’re away:
  • If you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friends
  • leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied
  • get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme
  • consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive
  • remember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries
 For further crime prevention advice please click the following link: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/crime-prevention

Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting high visibility patrols of your area. Should you see anything that you deem to be suspicious then please either call 101 in a non emergency or report it via our online system at www.west-midlands.police.uk. In an emergency always call 999
Message sent by
Daniel Talbot (Police, PCSO, Shirley and Blythe Solihull NPU)

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