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Ivinghoe Parish Council

Protect your home from burglary this Summer

By IPC Ivinghoe Parish Council

Monday, 17 July 2017


Ivinghoe Parish Council Contributor


Protect your home from burglary this Summer

When you are at home:

  • Mark your valuables with your postcode using a UV Marker Pen
  • Don’t leave valuables in sight or near open windows and doors
  • Lock your doors and close your windows when you are in your garden
  • Ensure your shed is secure- not leaving garden tools easily accessible
  • Lock the garage and shed with locks of a good quality
  • Use gravel on driveways or close to the entrance/exit of your property
  • Consider joining/forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme
  • Register your valuables on www.immobilise.com for free

When you are away:

  • Ensure that you don’t advertise that you are going away on social media
  • Ask a friend, family member or neighbour to keep an eye on your property whilst you are away and if they find anything suspicious contact the police on 101
  • Make it look like you are at home- use automatic timer switches on your lamps and radio
  • Cancel all deliveries including milk/papers
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set an alarm with a visible alarm box (tell the police who the key holder is)
  • Lock all gates with padlocks
  • Use the Royal Mail's 'Keepsafe' service - they keep your mail for up to 2 months while you're away. Mail sitting on your doorstep is a sign that you are away


For more Summertime Burglary advice please visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/dont-let-thieves-house-sit-summer and www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

Contact Information

Mrs Bridget Knight - Parish Clerk

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