Never leave your keys lying around.
Always keep your keys out of sight and never leave them indoors or label them with your address; this will just make life even easier for the thieves.
A yale is more of an opening/closing mechanism than a lock, and can be opened in seconds by thieves using just a wire and a shoelace, so it is essential to have a deadlock fitted to your door as well.
Fitting a letter box cage to your door will help stop burglars being able to use a pole to hook and remove keys left lying a round on your hall table, and will stop them from opening your yale lock from the inside.
Thieves love gadgets and jewellery.
These days, burglars will be looking for small items such as ipads, laptops, mobile phones, jewellery. They will be in and out of your home in seconds, so it is adviseable not to leave your doors and windows open, even for a few minutes, you will be amazed at the smallest spaces burglars can and will get through.
The best place to store your valuables is in your loft, thieves will avoid these places because they have know escape route. It is also a good idea to store your large bags and suitcases up there so burglars wil not be able to use them to carry away any of your valuables.
Burglars try to bribe animals.
Don't advertise the fact you've got pets with window stickers or pet accessories left in view. Burglars will know you're less likely to use your alarm when you have pets around.
You may think your dog will protect your property, but thieves will bribe dogs with treats, or the use of a broom to stroke them from a distance to calm them down.
Having a cat flap is a week spot on your door and makes it easy for burglars to gain entry to your property.
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