FOPA Community Alert

Keep your home secure this summer

There is always a rise in burglaries during the summer because of unsecured windows and doors. On warm days and nights we all love to leave our windows open but this is an invitation to some. Don’t make it easy for burglars, check these essential home security tips and take the time to be aware of any weak points in your home security:

  • If you leave your home empty, for any reason, lock all the doors and windows and make sure that fanlight windows are closed. Be specially careful about those on the ground and basement floors and above flat roofs. Remember that double hung sash windows, such as we have here, are easy to push up if not locked.
  • When you leave a room unattended, close and lock the window if vulnerable. Burglars slip in and out quickly and quietly.
  • Keep all wallets, purses, credit cards and car keys out of sight.
  • If you want to leave your windows opan at night, fit window restrictors to stop people climbing in.

The best defence against burglary is prevention.

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