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Burgalary prevention advice

Alert message sent 30/09/2018 14:08:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

You can greatly reduce your risk of burglary by taking a few simple

security measures to help make your property less attractive to


Most burglars are opportunists and target homes and businesses

that offer the least risk of being caught.

Keep your home safe and secure:

• Keep front and back doors locked, even when youre at home

• Install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box

• Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors

and windows

• Store high value items in a hidden safe

• Mark your belongings and register them for free with Immobilise

• Dont leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormats

or plant pots

• Keep items that could be used to break into your property such as

ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away

• Lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property

• Use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches

loudly when stepped on

• Trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and

improve surveillance

If you see anything suspicious call 101 or 999

Message sent by
Robert Bliss (NHT, PSCO (bb), Banbury )

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