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Staying safe this summer

Staying safe this summer

In the summer months, there’s often a spike in property crime and damage – here are some tips to keep you and your family safe …

 

Keep your house secure

  • Shut and lock your windows and doors when you go out
  • Remember to lock up properly before going to bed

 

Stay fire safe

  • It’s tempting in hot weather to prop open doors, but make sure you keep fire doors closed at all times otherwise if a fire happens it could spread easily
  • Keep walkways and fire escapes clear
  • Don’t leave a BBQ unattended and dispose of the ashes safely
  • Remove any fluff from your tumble dryer after every load
  • Make sure cigarettes and other smoking-related materials are put out properly

 

Going away?

  • Avoid discussing travel plans in public or posting on social media while you’re away
  • Ask a family member or friend to keep an eye on your home while you’re away
  • Put lights on timers to give the impression that someone’s home

 

Protect yourself while out in the garden

  • If you’re outside in the garden, don’t leave doors or ground floor windows open
  • Make sure you lock side or rear gates into your garden
  • Secure any outdoor items like bikes or toys

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