Tips to help deter crime in your local town

Is your town experiencing high levels of crime? Are you looking for effective ways of reducing crime in your local area? Continue reading for more information.

There are a range of initiatives residents and businesses can do to deter crime in their local area.

Our specialist team have written a few tips and tricks that you may want to think about.
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  1. Install good locks on doors and windows – and use them. Click here for the best window locks.
  2. Trim shrubs and bushes around your property to reduce concealment areas. Local Gardeners.
  3. Remove rubbish and clutter from around your property to present a cared for look.  Criminals use rubbish and anything lying around as break-in tools and view uncared for areas as areas that are free of witness opportunities – often crimes go unreported in these areas for long periods (also known as Broken Windows Theory)
  4. Install security systems with remote monitored video surveillance – this is a great deterrent and provides police with improved opportunity to recover losses and catch criminals. There are various types of CCTV cameras to choose from.
  5. Repair and / or install exterior lighting (reduces concealment opportunities). Find out more.
  6. Don’t flaunt your possessions – lock high value items separately in a strongbox, safe, windowless locked cupboard or room. Best safes for your home.
  7. Consider a Security Review from your local police department or a security consultant