Shed and Garage burglaries
Shed and Garage Burglaries have reduced slightly on the Derringham Ward with 2 offences during the last 4 weeks. We are still in the area offering crime reduction advice and target hardening to householders and registering people with My Community Alerts
Residents are however reminded to……….
Secure your gardens with a fence and lockable gate
Fix lightweight trellis and spiky planting to the top of fences to help prevent climbing
Don’t leave tools or ladders in the garden
Fit a dusk to dawn constant garden light and add a motion sensor light to warn you of any intruders
Keep your house and shed/garage doors locked using quality insurance graded locks and consider CCTV
Keep windows either locked shut or locked in a vented position
Alarm your buildings, and display warning signs
Don’t leave keys in locks or on display for a burglar to see and use
Make your home appear occupied. Use timer switches to turn on lights.
Don’t leave valuables on view through windows, which may tempt a thief
Look out for your neighbours property, if anyone appears suspicious in the area phone 101
Register your property for FREE with immobilise.com
Register with www.mycommunityalert.co.uk