Stay Safe This Christmas

With the dark winter nights upon us and Christmas just around the corner, it’s a good time to take a fresh look at your home security. Here are some useful crime prevention tips to help you protect you and your property:

  • Keep front and back doors locked at all times and keep keys and valuables out of sight and reach from cat flaps, letterboxes, and downstairs doors and windows.
  • If you’re out in the evening make sure you leave a light on and draw the curtains. If it’s dark before you get home, use time switches to turn on the lights.
  • Light up your front door with dusk to dawn lighting – make sure it’s visible from the street.
  • Don’t leave garden tools lying about in the garden, burglars could use these to break into your house.
  • Keep sheds and garages locked and secure.
  • Keep Christmas presents out of sight from passers-by.
  • When recycling, fold up and cardboard boxes that might advertise your Christmas gifts to thieves.

In an emergency call 999

For non-emergencies call 101