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Simple steps to help prevent burglary

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Try the following best practice tips to protect your home or property: 

  • Fit sturdy deadlocks to all external doors and make sure that you always lock them securely when you go out.
  • Fit key operated locks to windows, especially those downstairs and others that are easy to reach.
  • Don’t leave any keys hanging inside locks. Always remove them and keep them out of sight and in a safe place.
  • Make sure external doors and frames are strong and keep them maintained in a good condition - wooden doors should be at least 44mm thick.
  • Security mark your property - having it marked helps police verify ownership if it’s stolen. 
  • Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat, in a flowerpot or behind a loose brick - thieves know to look there first.
  • Install outside security lighting; if other people can see your property a burglar may think twice.
  • Consider keeping your valuables in a safe and fitting a burglar alarm - talk to Home & Legacy about recommended suppliers.
  • If you are going to be away for a while why not consider using a homesitting service, which employs carefully selected people, trained specifically to care for your home and pets while you are away?
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