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 2am 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, including:

  • the psychological impact of privacy being invaded
  • the loss of sentimental or valuable property
  • damage or disruption caused during a break-in or theft


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

Home security advice

For greater home security you can consider the following:

  • Leave lights on to make your home look occupied
  • Invest in timers that will automatic switch lamps and devices 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