Crime tips: How to keep your house safe

07:00 16 February 2014

Newham police is committed to reducing burglary through effective crime prevention.

Police are advising residents to look at their home security to stop things going ‘bump in the middle of the night’!

Levels of burglary have been driven down in recent years and our aim is to build on this success.

In the autumn and winter months levels of burglary tend to be higher than during the summer months. This could be because earlier nightfall means it is more obvious to burglars that no-one is at home.

Many of the suggestions are simple and quick; for example, give your home a lived-in look by installing timer switches to lamps and always remember to lock double-glazed doors by turning the key as well as lifting the handle.

You can improve home security by making simple adjustments to your front door. The back garden is the most vulnerable part of a house and requires careful attention to security.

The back door offers vital protection for a house and can deter burglars from committing a burglary.

Close all your windows when you go out and make sure tools are secured in sheds and garages to avoid them being used by burglars to gain entry to homes.

Use strong locks on sheds and garages to protect your garden equipment, bikes and other valuables.

Help us keep your home and property secure by following our burglary prevention advice.

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