Spring into action and secure your home from burglars

Alert message sent 08/04/2021 15:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

As the Government roadmap for lifting lockdown continues, please help us keep crime down and make life harder for criminals by following our crime reduction advice this spring.

• Install a video doorbell or CCTV system.
• Lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out. (If you have a UPVC door, remember to lift the handle and lock it with the key.)
• Keep all valuables and keys (including car keys), out of sight and out of reach of windows and letterboxes. Keep keyless entry fobs in a security pouch. (Always double check your vehicle is locked!)
• Service/maintain your burglar alarm.
• Use a timer switch on your lights and radio.
• Secure access to the back garden. Are all of your gates and fences maintained and locked? Move bins away from side walls and fences.
• Keep ladders and gardening tools locked away.
• Cut back shrubs and hedges to aid visibility.
• Ensure sheds and garages are fully secured.
• Consider joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, visit www.ourwatch.org.uk

If your home is being renovated, please ensure all equipment, building supplies and tools are secure and consider security marking them.

For further information and crime prevention advice, please visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Please contact us if you have any information relating to crime in your neighbourhood. Report online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk call us on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on free phone 0800 555 111.

Thank you.
Message sent by
Karen Collins (Police, Admin/Co-ordinator, Wokingham)

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