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Burglary in the summer time and hot weather

Alert message sent 07/08/2020 14:42:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Being burgled is a traumatic experience. It’s not just the financial cost of replacing stolen items, but also the emotional impact of feeling violated after a burglar has been in your home.

You can reduce the risk of becoming a victim by looking at your home security through the eyes of a burglar. Think about how you would break in if you locked yourself out. You may be surprised at how easy it would be.

At this time of year, opportunist thieves are always on the lookout for insecure doors and windows giving them easy access to your property.

*During the hot weather, only leave windows open for ventilation when you are in the room and lock them when you leave room.
*Do not leave windows open, even on upper floors, especially if they are next to a porch or flat garage roof which can be used to climb up and gain entry to your property.
*If you are working in your garden, please secure your front and back door.

You can find more crime prevention advice on our Residential burglary pages –  http://Residential Burglary

Download our Home Security guide which contains a range of physical and digital security measures to protect your home. There is also advice on how to avoid invalidating your home insurance through poor security and a handy checklist when going away -

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Michelle Beahan (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Oxford LPA)

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