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Here are some home security tips to help you stay safe and sound - after all, prevention is the best type of insurance we know.

  • Always lock the door and close the windows when you go out, even if it’s only for a short time
  • All your external doors should ideally have 3 locking points. Mortice locks are a useful deterrent to would-be burglars (available from any DIY store)
  • Window locks are another good deterrent.
  • Never ever leave spare keys outside
  • Always keep your car and house keys hidden from plain sight when they’re in the house
  • Don’t leave window and door keys in their locks
  • Always draw your curtains at night so people can’t see your valuables from the street
  • If you’re away, even for the night, use timers on lights to make it look like someone’s in
  • Visible burglar alarms, security lights and good overall lighting are useful in deterring unwelcome attention
  • Gravel is a very cheap security measure. The crunching noise makes it very difficult for thieves to sneak quietly around outside your house


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