Stop crime before it happens

19 December 2016

Written by: Communications team

Community Safety

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Stop crime before it happens

It sounds simple but there are small steps you can take to make your home less attractive to a burglar.

  • LOCK THEM OUT. We know as many burglars enter through a window as through a door. Close and lock all your doors and windows.
  • KEEP THEM GUESSING. The nights are getting longer. So leave a light on when the streetlights come on. It keeps burglars in the dark.
  • HIDE AND KEEP. Always keep valuables, like laptops and tablets, out of sight and never leave them near a door, letterbox or window. Double check if they have been left in sight.
  • DOUBLE LOCK. Shutting isn’t locking, and it won’t keep the burglars out.

Most burglaries in Lambeth take place during the day, peaking between 2-5pm. Don’t let your home be one of them. Be a hero. Stop crime on your doorstep. Please visit the Met police website for more burglary prevention advice.