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At home, always ensure you lock your front and back doors whether you are in the house or not, to protect from opportunist burglars. Many burglaries do not involve forced entry at all, but affect houses which are left unsecured. Do not leave doors or windows open when you go upstairs. Remember, doors that are closed (but not locked) still pose a risk.

When you’re out, use window locks and set burglar alarms if they are fitted. Leave lights on to give the impression that the house is occupied.

In addition, use a UV marker pen or engraver to mark your postcode and house number onto all your valuable property. Personal possessions can be registered free on: www.immobilise.com.

Tue 26 Mar 2019, 14:55