Beat the burglar
If you’ve ever been burgled, you don’t need anyone to tell you how unpleasant the whole experience
So how do you make sure that you keep intruders out, and your
To start with, don’t forget that the best ideas are the simplest. It might sound obvious, but if you keep your doors and windows open, when it’s warm in the summer, or perhaps when you’re enjoying a bit of gardening, make sure that you don’t leave them unattended.
Have a good look at all your doors and
Doors and frames need to be in good condition, and ideally doors should be solid core construction and 44mm thick. A good door is especially important for flats above ground floor level, because that’s usually the only place a burglar can get in.
As for windows, get easily-visible window locks fitted to all downstairs windows and hidden upstairs ones. It’s cheap and easy – you can get them from all DIY stores – and they really do put thieves
Look beyond just your house as
The worst thing that you can do is assume that being burgled is one of those things that could never happen to you. Everybody is potentially at risk from burglary and its unpleasant after-effects. So take a look at your home through the eyes of a burglar and see if anybody thinking of breaking in would be put off.
Finally, check out the
General Home Security tips.
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