The majority of burglaries are committed by opportunists who take advantage of open or vulnerable doors and windows, keys left in hiding places or unlocked side gates.
Take some simple and cost-effective steps to tighten up your home security and reduce your change of becoming a victim of burglary.
Your garden can often be your home's first line of defence against crime.
- Shrubs should be cut back to enable any intruders to be seen
- Security lighting can illuminate the garden
- Prickly bushes at the perimeter of the property can be an effective barrier
- Ensure walls are of solid construction and with no climbing aids