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Lights Out You're Out - a Warning from Police Scotland About Home Security

As the year speeds by, we're coming up to the clocks going back on Sunday 28th October. Insurers highlight that darker nights correspond with a one third increase in burglary and other thefts so now is a great time to consider your security. Many break-ins occur in the late afternoon and evenings when homes are left unoccupied and in darkness. These simple tips can help protect your home:

  • Use timer switches to bring on lamps and radios to make it look as if there's someone in
  • Ensure all doors and windows are secure when you leave and when you go to bed
  • Fit and use a good quality lock on any garden shed or outhouse
  • Security mark your personal items with a UV marker pen - take pictures of items you cannot mark.
  • Record the make, model and serial numbers of your property
  • If possible, use security lighting at the front and rear of your home
  • For more information about home security, see the advice from Police Scotland

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