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.

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