Gold is often targeted by criminals.
You should refrain from keeping high value items in your own home, instead use a bank safety deposit box.
If you do have items at home, they should be kept in a safe that is secured to the brickwork or anchored to the ground. If you can move it easily – then the burglar can too! For guidance visit – https://www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice/home-security/home-safes
Photograph each item, keep a written description, and make sure it is included on your insurance policy.
Use special property marking technology from www.securedbydesign.com
Keep fences/hedges at front of property low – give them nowhere to hide.
Keep your gardens well lit – install dusk till dawn lighting at front and rear of property.
CCTV/video doorbells with clear signage can be a deterrent.
Alarms – consider an accredited burglar alarm.
The two inspectorate bodies are the NSI (National Security Inspectorate – www.nsi.org.uk) and the SSAIB (Security Systems & Alarm Inspection Board – www.ssaib.org). Both inspectorates have search functions on their websites to assist in checking out if a security company installing alarms is genuinely approved. It will ensure you have a reliable and well-maintained system that meets relevant British and European standards, and which could result in lower insurance premiums.
Look at window/door alarms, these can also be good intruder alarms. If a potential intruder attempts to hit or smash the window, then a powerful siren is triggered.
These are just a few things to consider when looking at your home security, for more information about keeping your home and property safe visit www.cheshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/
Report any suspicious activity, such as being watched or followed, to the police through our website, on social media or by calling 101. Always 999 in an emergency.
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