Tips for keeping your home safe

  • Make sure your home looks occupied
  • Leave your curtains open in the daytime
  • Use automatic timer switches to turn your lights on and off
  • Cancel regular deliveries such as newspapers and milk
  • If you are away for a long period of time sign up to Royal Mails 'keepsafe' they will store your mail for up to 6 months
  • Cut the lawn and trim back any plants
  • Consider leaving important documents and valuable items with other family members
  • Make sure all external windows and doors are locked
  • Set the burglar alarm
  • Register your property free of charge. This is a national database that the police can access to compare recovered goods from suspected criminals.
  • Always remain vigilant , if you see anything suspicious call the police on 0161 872 5050 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.