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Burglary warning - don’t let in more than a cool breeze this summer

Northamptonshire Police are reminding people to lock their doors and close windows to help prevent burglars getting into their homes, see the full article here.

Statistics show more than a quarter of summer burglaries reported to Northamptonshire Police happen when people leave keys in locks or within reach of open windows, leave doors unlocked, or leave windows ajar when they leave the room or go out.

Keep your home secure with these tips

Keep external doors locked, even when you're at home or out in the garden. If you rent a room, keep communal entry doors secure, lock your room and report security issues to your landlord
If you open a window, always close and lock it when you leave the room or go out
Keep all keys out of sight and reach of letterboxes, pet flaps and downstairs doors and windows
Make sure your garden boundary and gates are secure. Lock away all tools and ladders so they can't be used to break into your home
If you're going away on holiday, make your home look lived in while you're away. Ask a trusted friend or neighbour to open and close curtains and remove post, and use a timer to switch on an energy-saving light in the evenings
Mark your property with your postcode and house number so it can be identified as yours and returned if stolen and recovered. Register items with serial numbers free at
For more crime prevention advice visit

Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:00 by Brian Hughes

Tags: Crime Prevention, Police