Summer burglary campaign


Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. But if you’ve been a victim of burglary, it can cast a shadow over your life, leaving you and your family feeling scared, anxious and unable to relax.

Remember there are things you can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

More than 1 in 3 burglaries are when a house has been left insecure – from an unlocked or open door or window.

What can I do to protect my property?

You can protect your home and property by:

•    Making sure you close and lock your doors and windows when you go out, even if you are just in the garden.

•    Fitting a burglar alarm and installing security lighting.

•    Where possible, fitting dead locks to the doors and not leaving keys where they can be seen or reached through the letterbox.

•    Keeping valuable jewellery in a safe or safety deposit box at the bank.

•    Buying home insurance. It’s cheaper than paying out to replace any stolen possessions. Remember: if you don’t lock your house, your insurance may not cover you.
•    Remembering to cancel deliveries before you go on holiday.

•    Keeping an eye on your neighbour’s properties and encouraging them to do the same for you. Always report anything suspicious to the police.

More information about protecting your home, outbuildings and valuables can be found here.

Valuable items can be registered for free at – the UK National Property Register. It only takes a couple of minutes and once you have registered you will have a better chance of getting your property back if it is lost or stolen. The information you give to Immobilise is made available nationally to all UK police forces and is used to reunite recovered items with their rightful owners.


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