Use brackets to protect hanging baskets.
Consider security marking your valuables. If they would be difficult to mark, take a photograph of them to help with identification if the worst happens and they are stolen.
Unlocked Doors and Windows
In over 25% of all house burglaries, the criminal doesn’t break in – they climb in through an insecure window or walk in through an unlocked door.
Unlocked rear doors attract opportunist thieves who only take seconds to grab the valuables such as handbags, mobile phones and keys left near to the door.
Always tell the police immediately if you see anything suspicious.
Scrap Dealers and other
Check out scrap dealers and other companies in your area The Environment Agency has a register of the businesses licensed to operate in your area.
Searches can be made on a company name, license/permit number, by postcode, or town to check that anyone operating locally is licensed.
The register includes scrap merchants and covers business licensed for the following: