Crime Prevention Advice

 Beware of the weather.  Thunder and lightning is an excellent source of cover for the burglars. No one looks out at noise due to the thunder.

  • Be extra cautious
  • Look out when you hear a noise- never assume it is the thunder
  • Check security on sheds and outhouses

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A quarter of all burglaries in West Yorkshire are being committed by criminals using a technique called "lock snapping", police have revealed.

Since 2009, there has been a rise in the technique, which involves applying force and snapping the cylinder in two.

West Yorkshire Police said it was mainly prevalent with euro cylinder locks and urged concerned residents to seek crime prevention advice.

  • Many insurance companies will not pay out if your home has been burgled while insecure
  • Keep doors and windows locked when in the garden having BBQs, gardening, hanging out the washing, etc.
  • Don’t leave garden tools or furniture outside, as they can be used by burglars to enter your property.
  • Dispose of packaging for expensive items properly; don’t advertise what is in your house.
  • It only takes a minute to lock your doors and windows to secure your home.
  • It only takes a minute to hide valuables out of view.
  • It only takes a minute for a burglar to enter your property and steal valuable belongings if your doors or windows are unlocked.
  • You should keep doors and windows locked, even when you are in the house and when you get home. Try to change your habit if you don’t lock your door behind you.
  • Door chimes and burglar alarms will deter a burglar from entering your property.
  • ‘Lock up or lose out’.
  • Fit sash jammers to all external doors and low level windows.Contact us now!
  • If you have a euro profile cylinder in your doors call to make sure they are secure they are only a select few on the market that are not vulnerable to attack.Contact us now!
  • If you have a garage, please park your car in it. Many people with garages use them for storage. Clear them out and use them for the purpose for which they were built. This will keep your cars out of the sight of preying eyes.
  • DO NOT leave car keys in an obvious place, make it as hard as possible for the thief. At night time take your car keys to bed with you.
  • Consider fitting an electric garage door. This is an added incentive to use the garage. Many people just cannot be bothered getting out of their cars, and unlocking the garage, especially in bad weather.
  • If you have to park your car in the driveway consider fitting substantial gates or security posts.Contact us now!
  • It is a fact that new cars have very sophisticated locks, immobilisers and other security devices and the only way to start the vehicle is to have the key.
  • Thieves are selecting cars they want to steal from outside houses. They will look for any opportunity to steal keys that are left hanging up in the kitchen or hallway or left on the table - and will actually target them. It is therefore vital that householders do hide the keys from view.Contact us now!
  • Householders also need to make sure that they take other simple crime prevention measures to ensure that they don’t become victims of sneak-in thieves or burglary, such as remembering not to leave doors and windows unlocked
  • Remember to remove keys from locked windows and keep them out of sight.
  • Exterior doors, front and back, should be kept in good condition and if possible be fitted with a five-lever mortice deadlock and bolts at the top and bottom Contact us now!.
  • Easily accessible upstairs windows, every downstairs window and those which can't be seen from the street, should be fitted with key operated window locks Contact us now!
  • High priced items such as jewellery, car keys and credit cards should be kept out of sight - Do not tempt the thief.
  • Sheds and garages are full of tools ideal for breaking into the rest of the house - Never leave a garage or garden shed unlocked.
  • Most burglaries happen when a house or flat is empty - Look in, when you're out.
  • Easily visible locks may deter some thieves as they force the thief to break the glass and risk attracting attention. Contact us now!
  • Spare keys should never be left in a convenient hiding place such as under the door mat or in a flower pot - A thief will look there first.
  • Consider looking at your house through the burglar's eyes, are there places where they could break in unseen ? Foliage needs to be cut back to remove hiding places. Contact us now!
  • Light up your house during the night. Fit low energy lights around your home. Thieves don't like being seen and this will put offenders off .
  • Use time switches to turn the lights on inside your home when you are out.

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