Want to protect your home while you are away? Think WIDE(N) (WINDOWS, INTERIOR, DOORS, EXTERIOR, (NEIGHBOURS) to have the best possible protection against burglary.
Research* shows that a set combination of security actions provides up to 50 times more protection for your home versus no security. A combination of WIDE actions is the most effective and recommended by police throughout the country. Additionally, at Neighbourhood Watch we believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is also key to preventing burglary.
Click on each area to find out more:
- WINDOWS: Lock your windows
- INTERIOR: Put your interior lights on a timer
- DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors
- EXTERIOR: Put your exterior lights on a sensor
- (N)EIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for neighbours
As with all types of crime, prevention is much better than cure. Taking simple measures, such as locking your windows, leaving indoor lights on a timer, double or deadlocking your doors, and having exterior lights on sensors, can significantly reduce your chances of being burgled.
Click below to download our useful burglary prevention checklist to double-check you have left your home safe when you walk out your front door.