Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office.

At this time of year, when many people are looking forward to their holidays, please consider some of these simple, but effective steps that can be taken to secure your home and valuables:-

If you have a domestic alarm always ensure this is set and that you give details of the key holder to your monitoring station.

Ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your home.
Ask them to collect your mail or push it through the letter box.
Ask them to open and close curtains, put your bin out and bring it back in after collection and switch lights on to make the house look occupied.
Also, why not ask them to park their car on your drive if you have taken your car.

Most burglars are opportunists, so make sure that all windows and doors are closed and locked securely before you leave.
Remember to cancel milk and papers before you go.

Using a timer switch for lights and maybe a radio, can the impression that the house is occupied.

Always make sure that ladders and garden tools, which could help burglars to break in, are not within view or easy to reach.

Lastly, enjoy your holiday, knowing that your house is not looking attractive to opportunist criminals.