How secure is your home?

9 security risks burglars look for when targeting your home

Locking the doors to your home is an effective measure in deterring burglars, but there are a number of other signs which could indicate your property isn't as secure as it seems.

Here are 9 signs which burglars look out for before targeting your home.

If your house has no burglar alarm, it is much more vulnerable to break-ins. Equally, if you alarm looks old or is out of use, you should consider replacing it to help deter thieves.

1. No house alarm

If your house has no burglar alarm, it is much more vulnerable to break-ins. Equally, if you alarm looks old or is out of use, you should consider replacing it to help deter thieves.
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Windows and door frames which are in poor condition present an easy target for burglars, so it is worth ensuring they meet an adequate standard.

2. Poor condition windows and doors

Windows and door frames which are in poor condition present an easy target for burglars, so it is worth ensuring they meet an adequate standard.
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If you have no external security lighting that illuminates your garden or front door as you approach, burglars can easily approach without being seen.

3. No outdoor lighting

If you have no external security lighting that illuminates your garden or front door as you approach, burglars can easily approach without being seen.
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Leaving items such as car keys, money, jewellery or laptops in clear view from the window of your home is inviting to burglars, so be sure to keep valuables well hidden.

4. Valuables on show

Leaving items such as car keys, money, jewellery or laptops in clear view from the window of your home is inviting to burglars, so be sure to keep valuables well hidden.
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