As the seasons are changing it’s a good time to review home security, below are a few points to consider:
· Check outside lights are working, located out of easy reach and orientated as required
· If you have a house alarm use it at night and when you are out, if you have patio doors consider about vibration sensors
· Use timer switches on lights so your home is not in darkness when you are out
· Fit key operated windows locks – but don’t leave the keys in them!
· Check doors are secured by British Standard 5 lever mortice locks or multi point locks – do not depend on a single Yale style rim lock to secure a door. Make sure any Euro profile locks are anti-snap rated TS 007
· Fit a letter box guard / brushes and do not leave keys / bags near / behind doors
· If you have a keyless entry car store the keys in a Faraday pouch / tin
· Do not leave any keys close to windows or doors
· Use a steering wheel lock
· Consider fitting parking bollards on driveways
Your dealership should be able to assist with the following, if required:
· Switch off the ‘keyless’ facility on the fob, so it does not emit any signal
· Consider fitting a tracker or immobiliser
· Consider fitting an On Board Diagnostic (OBD) port lock
Police Scotland recommend using security products accredited by the following organisation:
Secured By Design - Secured by Design - Crime Prevention & Security Advice
Thatcham - Home - Thatcham Research
Sold Secure - Sold Secure - Security Product Testing & Approval
For further information please see the attached leaflets on Home and Vehicle Security.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously near to your premises please contact the police immediately with as detailed a description as possible of any person or vehicle involved.
Please call 999 if an emergency and urgent police assistance is required or 101 to report the matter to the police.
For further advice contact please contact - Edinburghpreventintervent@scotland.pnn.police.uk
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