Maintaining Independence

Protecting your home from burglars

  • Make sure you secure windows and doors before you leave the house
  • If you are in the garden or upstairs, make sure your downstairs doors are locked and that you have a key with you to get in or out in a hurry
  • Fit window locks and keep the keys in a safe place
  • Keep tools and ladders securely locked away
  • Display your burglar alarm and neighbourhood watch sticker prominently
  • Put up a warning sign for visitors if you have a dog as this will deter thieves
  • Keep valuable items out of view. Don’t leave keys under a doormat or on a string through the letter box. Burglars expect this.

Contacting the police

Call 101 for non emergencies.

Always call 999 in an emergency


ID: 2042, revised 14/09/2023