Keep the Burglars Out!

Before you leave home

  • Take all of your valuables with you;?
  • Make sure your garden gates, windows and doors are locked;?
  • Use timer switches and schedule them. Community Wardens can supply these?
  • Set the house alarm. If you don’t know the code ask your landlord;?
  • Put your bicycle in your room - do not leave it outside, even if locked.

When you come back

  • Got a new Mac? Make sure passers-by do not see it! If you have a desk in the window, ask your landlord to move it;
  • Don’t leave open boxes from your new items outside in your front garden - packaging will only ‘advertise’ your valuables to burglars. Break down boxes and dispose of them in a bin.