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Stanton-under-Bardon Parish Council

Is Anyone Home? Before you go out stop and think!

Added at 09:50 on 07 November 2023



·  keep doors and windows locked at all times – even if you pop outside to the garden or go upstairs

·  always lock doors behind you and remove the key from the lock

·  make sure your home looks occupied by using automatic timer switches to turn on a light when it goes dark, even if you are just out for a couple of hours

·  keep valuables, bags, cash and keys out of sight and keep them in a safe place

·  don’t leave packaging from expensive items outside your house – take it to be recycled or put them in the bin

·  install a visible alarm system and security lighting to act as a deterrent

·  prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home with locked gates or fencing

·  if you’re going away, don’t advertise it on social media

·  ask a neighbour or relative if they could collect post and open and close curtains while you are away

·  register your belongings with

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