Our home security tips
Leave the lights on
Leaving a couple of lights on while you are out can give the impression that someone is at home and put off potential intruders.
A visible security alarm will act as a deterrent to potential intruders and alert your neighbours if someone breaks in while you're out.
Get a secure key lock box
Leaving a spare key outside your home is extremely risky. If you need to leave one out, consider using a secure key lock box.
Locking your doors and windows when leaving the house or going to bed is essential. Everyone has a responsibility for the security of themselves, and their neighbours if they live in an apartment block.
If you’re thinking of using a CCTV system, you need to make sure you respect other people’s privacy.
If your system captures images of people outside the boundary of your home, then the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) will apply to you. This includes cameras fitted to doorbells.
Use our CCTV systems guide to make sure that your system complies with these laws.
For further guidance on home security in your home, contact the police community support officer for your area, or visit the links below.