While Burglaries across the #NorthInnerCity from homes are down 23%, according to the latest statistics provided by An Garda Siochana, it remains so important to keep your home secure from the threat of burglars.
Crime Prevention Officers recently shared with me information and advice that I hope is of use to you in identifying weaknesses in your physical security that might provide an easy opportunity for a crime to occur. While nothing can make your home absolutely burglar-proof, these checks are intended to create security layers that, if implemented, can serve to reduce criminal opportunity and make it more difficult to force entry into your home.
A small investment of time and money can reduce your chances of being a victim of burglary!
Burglars like easy opportunities. If they have to make a lot of noise, spend a lot of time, or risk being seen, the chances are they won’t bother.
A good rule of thumb is the 3-minute delay test. If you can deny entry for 3 minutes or more – it is likely the burglars will go elsewhere.
Five simple tips to follow include:
- Secure all doors and windows.
- Light up your home, use timer switches when out.
- Use your alarm, even when at home.
- Store keys safely and away from windows & letterboxes.
- Record details of valuables and don’t keep large cash amounts at home.
For more information on Policing updates across the #NorthInnerCity, please check out www.RayMcAdam.com.
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