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Burglary prevention.

Summarising some advice from the Operation Bumblebee notebook.

What to do before leaving home.

  • Clock and lock all doors and windows - even if only out for few minutes

  • Set your burglar alarm

  • Make sure side and / or back gate is locked

  • Lock your shed or garage

  • Make sure that valuables are not in sight

  • Put keys out of reach of the letterbox

  • In the evening, shut the curtains and leave some lights on.

  • Never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens of hallways

Making your home as secure as possible. Start with boundaries

  • Front boundaries should be no more than 1 metre high so burglars can be seen from street

  • Side and driveway gates should be at least 1.8 metres high and the same height as boundaries around them.

  • See through metal and driveway gates are good because they allow intruders to be seens. Add extra security with an anti-climb top.

  • Gravel  driveways and paths make silent approach difficult

  • Store wheelie bins or other potential climbing aid behind locked gates.

  • Wooden gates can be secured with 2 hasps and staples and 2 close shackle padlocks near the top and bottom to prevent leverage

Alarms are undoubtedly the most effect deterrent against burglary ....

Door and windows are the primary route of entry and exit for most burglars; so vital to know the safest kinds of doors and locking windows:

  • Wooden doors...

  • Glazed doors...

  • Multi-locking handles....

  • Patio and French doors...

  • Flats....

  • Communal doors....

  • Windows....

Lights can be a very successful crime prevention measure at night:

  • Security lighting...

Thieves are attracted to garden sheeds because they contain many everyday, unmarked items that are easy to sell and they are often left unsecured:

  • To reduce the risk of theft from your garden or shed....

  • Be sure that your garage is as secure as possible....

Priority Marking....

Bogus Callers.....

More on http://content.met.police.uk/Site/crimeprevention

Phone: 8721 2962                    Mobile: 07920 233 759
Email: mapesbury.snt@met.police.uk