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Your home should be safe and secure.
Keeping it protected doesn't need to be hard.

Our home security tips

  • 1.

    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.

  • 2.

    Install alarms
    A visible security alarm will act as a deterrent to potential intruders and alert your neighbours if someone breaks in while you're out.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    Lock up
    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.

CCTV systems guide

Using CCTV?

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.

Read our CCTV systems guide [pdf] 409KB

Don't get caught out by scams

Don't get caught out by scams

Anyone can fall for a scam. They can be very clever and hard to spot, but you are less likely to become a victim if you know what to look out for. 

Learn how to keep yourself protected from scams

Learn how to spot a loan shark

More information

For further guidance on home security in your home, contact the police community support officer for your area, or visit the links below.

For more crime prevention advice, visit police.uk

Learn about the Neighbourhood Watch on met.police.uk