According to Directgov, the Government’s digital information service, a home is five times more likely to be burgled if it has no security measures in place than if it has basic measures in place like adequate door and window locks. Go the extra step by having a burglar alarm or CCTV system fitted and you will really help protect your home and valuables.
Even more important is making sure your security system is professionally installed and maintained. So insist that the contractor you use is NSI Approved, then you know their work will reach stringent industry standards, keeping you and your insurance company happy!
Visit the Government’s crime mapping website www.police.uk to find out about crimes in your local area.
Contact your local Crime Reduction Officer for additional advice. If requested, he may be able to visit your property to give you specific recommendations.
- Age UK: Advice Line: 0800 169 6565 http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/home-safety-and-security/
- Trading Standards: www.tradingstandards.gov.uk
- Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
- Directgov: www.direct.gov.uk