You can minimise the risk of burglary by taking some simple security precautions:
- Always lock all doors and windows when you leave your home.
- Never leave keys under mats or hanging on a string behind the letterbox.
- Always check the identity of callers before you let them in. All our staff and contractors carry photographic identification, but if you are unsure, contact us and we’ll be happy to confirm whether they are a valid visitor acting on our behalf.
- If you are away for a few days or more, cancel milk and newspaper deliveries.
- If you live in a block of flats with a door entry phone, never prop open the main door.
You can find more advice on improving your personal home security on via Police.uk. You may also find there is a local Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your area. You can search for local schemes, or find out how to start one, via the Neighbourhood Watch Network.
In an emergency, if you witness a crime in progress or see someone in danger, call 999.
In non-emergency situations, you can also contact the police to make an enquiry or provide information by calling 101. You’ll also find details of your neighbourhood policing team via Police.uk.