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Safety Advice

Alert message sent 09/10/2018 16:22:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Darker evenings can give burglars an opportunity to easily see

which houses are unoccupied. Here are a few things you might like

to consider to lessen the chance of your house being targeted:

• Invest in a timer light switch and vary the time it comes on each day

to make it look more natural. It can also be used with a radio or TV to

give the impression that someones home

• Perhaps purchase a fake/simulated TV device which lights up a

room like a real TV

• Keep valuables out of sight and mark them with your house

number and postcode using a UV pen, or consider buying a forensic

property marking system

• Register your valuables via and keep an

inventory list. Its free and takes just a few minutes

• If you have jewellery at home, photograph it for insurance

purposes and consider storing it in a suitable safe

• Lock your doors and windows, if you have a UPVC door make sure

you have double locked it by lifting the handle and locking it with

the key. Make sure the key is removed from the lock and out of


• If youre going away over the half-term holiday, remember not to

post details of your holiday on social networking websites, cancel

any milk or newspaper deliveries and if you have a burglar alarm,

make sure it is set before you leave.

• Look out for your neighbourshouses, especially when theyre not

at home and call the police if you see anything suspicious on 101 or

999 in an emergency.

Message sent by
Robert Bliss (NHT, PSCO (bb), Banbury )

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