Protect your home
Research shows that a set combination of security actions provides up to 50 times more protection for your home versus no security. A combination of WIDE actions is the most effective and recommended by police throughout the country. Additionally, at Neighbourhood Watch we believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is also key to preventing burglary.
WINDOWS: Lock your windows
INTERIOR: Put your interior lights on a timer
DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors
EXTERIOR: Put your exterior lights on a sensor
NEIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for neighbours
Tips for home security
Confused.com have some very useful security tips on protecting your home from burglars. They say that more than a third (37%) of Brits have been a victim of burglary, according to their research. Apart from the emotional toll a burglary can take, it can also be stressful going over the incident with the police and claiming on your home insurance policy. Their 14 simple security tips could help avoid all that and protect your home from burglars.
Protect your car
Did you know, in the UK, a car is stolen on average every ten minutes (ITV, 2020). Whilst we can't always prevent it, there are simple steps we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming a victim of car crime.
Leave your car locked - a simple mistake that can prove calamitous: 44% of cars were broken into via an unlocked door.
Leave your car well-lit - 80% of car crime occurs during the evening or at night. Parking near streetlamps or in a busy area can deter thieves.
Leave your car empty or with no items on show - Owners often forget that personal belongings within the car are at as much risk of being stolen as the car itself.
Protect your dog
Dog owners are increasingly concerned about their dogs being stolen from them. To help keep your dog safe we have pulled together some top tips on how to keep your dog:
... and reduce your chances of becoming a victim of dog theft.
CCTV can be a helpful burglar deterrent in the event of an actual incident, as the Wi-Fi camera will provide valuable evidence for the police and may help in claiming on your insurance. However, to fully protect your home the best advice is to invest in a whole-home security system.