Bob’s Tips To Ensure Everyone Has A Safe & Enjoyable Christmas

Christmas is a time for everyone to celebrate and have fun but it can also provide opportunities for criminals.
I just want to remind people to follow a number of simple steps which will help prevent your homes from being targeted.
  • Leave it till the last minute to put Christmas presents out under the tree and don’t leave them in view of a window.
  • If you are buying or receiving valuable gifts such as bikes, mobiles or electrical items register them for free at www.immobilise.com. Doing this can assist the police in returning your property should it be lost or stolen.
  • Refrain from keeping large amounts of cash at home.
  • A secure home will reduce the chance of a burglary. Make sure windows and doors are locked and remove keys from sight every time you leave the house.
  • When you go out at night make it appear that someone is home. Draw the curtains and leave a light on. You could always put a lamp or radio on a timer switch.
  • Dispose of packaging carefully by breaking it down before putting it in the bin. Empty boxes left outside can advertise that you have nice new goods inside.
  • If you are going away for Christmas – Inform trusted neighbours that you are away and ask if they will keep an eye on your property and collect your post.
  • Avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle, especially sat navs and electrical items. If you must make sure they are not on display, store in the boot and make sure the car is locked.

Be safe! Have fun!

Merry Christmas!

Bob

 

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