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.

West Yorkshire Police advice fitting euro-cylinder locks on your doors for better security, which meet the latest standards - TS007 (3 star rating), or SS312 (solid secure diamond standard).

5. Inadequate door locks

West Yorkshire Police advice fitting euro-cylinder locks on your doors for better security, which meet the latest standards - TS007 (3 star rating), or SS312 (solid secure diamond standard).
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Leaving gates open or unlocked offers burglars easy access to your home, so take care to keep the perimeter of your property secure.

6. Unlocked gates

Leaving gates open or unlocked offers burglars easy access to your home, so take care to keep the perimeter of your property secure.
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If fencing panels are broken or in bad condition, burglars can easily break in or sneak through any gaps.

7. Badly maintained fencing

If fencing panels are broken or in bad condition, burglars can easily break in or sneak through any gaps.
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If don't leave any lights on when you are not at home, it indicates to burglars the house is unoccupied. Consider using timer switches to give the impression someone is home.

8. No interior lighting

If don't leave any lights on when you are not at home, it indicates to burglars the house is unoccupied. Consider using timer switches to give the impression someone is home.
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