10 tips to discourage burglars – advice from West Midlands Police UK.
#1 Lock your windows. Keep doors locked.
#2 Don’t leave keys on view.
#3 Use good quality door locks.
#4 Lock valuables away.
#5 Use timer switches and false TVs to give the impression you’re in.
#6 Use an alarm. It will make a burglar think twice.
#7 Mark your property with UV or DNA marker fluid.
#8 Lock outdoor equipment away.
#9 Plant harsh, spiky plants.
#10 Lock up your ladders. Don’t give burglars a way in.
Remember, anything that forces the burglar to take more time, make more noise or look more conspicuous is worth doing.