Bulletin #1Home Security Tips

 

Some facts about burglary

  1. Burglary is a very risky business for the criminal. Most burglars are opportunistic and looking for small electronic items to sell quickly for cash.
  2. Most burglaries take place out of view through a back window or door.
  3. Burglars choose the property that looks the easiest to get in and quickest to get out of. Make sure this is not your house.

What you can do to prevent burglary

  • Consider the following modifications; key operated window locks, deadlocks for doors, locked side gates, install a burglar alarm and security lights.
  • Don’t give the house a feeling of a ‘closed up’ look as if you have gone away ie. don’t close blinds/curtains and don’t leave a light on during the day.
  • Plant thorny bushes around boundaries and fences.
  • Don’t leave out ladders or garden tools that could be used to force entry.
  • Stick a ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign on your garden gate or door.
  • Don’t leave valuables where they can be seen from a window.
  • If you are going away, get a neighbour to bring in the bins for you. And be a good neighbour and check on properties in your street.

PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AND ATTEMPTED BREAK INS TO THE POLICE DIALLING 101 (or 999 in an EMERGENCY)

Penge & Cator Safer Neighbourhood Team - http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/PengeandCator

Operation Bumblebee – Met Police website with advice and guidance http://content.met.police.uk/Site/crimepreventionbumblebee

Lucy Smith, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator [email protected]