My security checklist

Good security and basic precautions reduce the chance of your home being burgled. Use our checklist to help you identify areas around your home where you may need additional security.

Perimeter security

External lighting

External doors

Garages, sheds and outbuildings

Windows

Internal security

Most burglars are ‘opportunists’ and break into homes that are easy targets. Good security and basic precautions reduces the chance of your home being burgled.

Below is a checklist of the most common entry points used by criminals. By reviewing the security in and around your home it will help you identify areas where additional burglary prevention may be required.

Perimeter security

Are boundary fences/walls/hedges in good condition? ?

Are the front boundaries no more than 1m and the rear 1.8m high? ?

Do you have locked side gates at all access points? ?

Are trees and shrubs well trimmed? ?

External lighting

Is there outside security lighting, including covering the front of the property? ?

Is the side and rear external lighting motion activated? ?

External doors

Do all external doors, including front and back, have robust deadlocks? ?

Are the door frames in good condition and strong enough to resist forced entry? ?

Is a security chain or door spy hole fitted? ?

Are patio doors fitted with robust locks? ?

Garages, sheds and outbuildings

Is a security chain or door spy hole fitted? ?

Are the door hinges exposed or heavy duty? ?

Are all windows secure and have an obscured view of inside? ?

Do connecting doors between your garage and home have robust locks? ?

Are your tools and equipment locked away? ?

Windows

Are windows and frames in good repair? ?

Are locks fitted to all accessible windows? ?

If windows are open more than 9″ are window restrictors fitted? ?

Internal security

Do you have contents insurance? ?

Do you have a burglar alarm installed? ?

Is your valuable property marked and registered? ?

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Enter discount code R1E0D at www.redlinesecurity.co.uk to get money off crime prevention materials.

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