Community safety

Holiday Top Tips

Top tips from the Safer Neighbourhood Teams to help you avoid being burgled whilst away on holiday 

  • Mark or etch your property with your postcode, house or flat number or the first three letters of your house name.
  • Register items with a serial number at:
  • Do not leave your car keys or ID documents near doors, letterbox or windows. Lock them away safely.
  • Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes.
  • Keep your valuables out of sight through windows.
  • Leave some lights on & ask a neighbour to pop in and open/close curtains if it will be dark before you get home or you are away for a few days.
  • Install a visible burglar alarm &/or CCTV & don’t forget to set it!
  • Always keep sheds and outbuildings securely locked.
  • Lock away any ladders safely out of view.
  • Cancel milk or other deliveries if you will be away for days or weeks at a time.

Don’t advertise your holiday on Social Media!!!
If you see anyone acting suspiciously in your area, call 999 immediately.

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