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Staying Safe at Home

  • Make sure you secure windows and doors before you leave the house
  • If you are in the garden or upstairs, make sure your downstairs doors are locked and that you have a key with you to get in or out in a hurry
  • Fit window locks and keep the keys in a safe place
  • Keep tools and ladders securely locked away
  • Display your burgular alarm and neighbourhood watch sticker prominently
  • Put up a warning sign for visitors if you have a dog as this will deter thieves
  • Keep valuable items out of view
  • Don't leave keys under a doormat or on a string through the letterbox - Burgulars expect this.

West Midlands Police offer advice on Crime Prevention here.

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