Keep your home Secure
There are a number of ways to make your home safer. You can look at each possible entry area of your home, such as doors and windows, to see how they could be improved.
Windows should be fitted to required British Standards for security.
Laminated glass is harder to break, so consider this for easily accessible windows.
Windows with key-operated locks on show may put burglars off.
Make sure the doors of your home are fitted to required British Standards for security.
Wooden doors can be made stronger by adding steel strips to the frame and around the lock.
Make sure all external doors have deadlocks.
Fit a chain or a latch to the door, and opt for a viewer so you can check who’s there before letting them in.
Burglar-proof your garden
Do some defensive gardening – plant shrubs with thorns at the borders of your home.
Put in strong gates or fences to any part of your garden accessible from outside.
Make sure hedges are trimmed back so your property is not hidden from view.
Use padlocks on sheds.