Lights On

Crime prevention advice for the end of British Summer Time (BST)

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Don't make your absence easy for burglars to spot

British Summer Time (BST) this year ends at 2:00am on Sunday 29 October 2017.

Don't make an empty home easy for burglars to spot when it's dark.

We understand how a burglary can have profound personal effects on you as a victim, ranging from the psychological impact of privacy being invaded, the loss of sentimental or valuable property, and any damage or disruption caused during a break-in or theft.

Our dedicated crime prevention advisers and the Corporate Communications Department work together to provide simple advice for you to help reduce the risk of a home burglary.

Here's information and advice from us for greater home security:-

  • Leaving lights on makes your home look occupied
  • Invest in timers for automatic switching on and off
  • Gadgets are available that turn your main lights on and off
  • Help lower your bills with energy saving bulbs
  • Thieves target homes that look empty
  • Shut and lock all windows and doors when going out
  • Only tell people you trust when going away
  • Now you've protected your home, share our advice with family and friends

For additional advice, please visit the 'Protecting yourself and others' section of our website.

Please report any information about burglaries and suspected burglars by using the various methods published on the 'Contact Us' section of our website.

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