The National Neighbourhood Watch Network, Ourwatch, is promoting a major campaign during September to help tackle burglary. There are plenty of reminders about how to protect our own homes, but it’s useful to share the information more widely with your networks.
Home burglary advice usually starts with WIDE(N) – Windows, Interior, Doors, Exterior, Neighbours. It’s a useful way to remember the top tips, and all the information about WIDEN is on the Ourwatch website here: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/burglary-WIDEN
WINDOWS: Lock your windows
INTERIOR: Put your interior lights on a timer
DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors
EXTERIOR: Put your exterior lights on a sensor
(N)EIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for neighbours
There’s also a useful Burglary Prevention Checklist that you can download here.
Share the advice with your Networks and watch the Ourwatch social media channels for further advice during the month.
Let’s all use September to share some good advice about home safety.