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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Staffordshire Police - Advice - How To Improve Your Home Security





Your latest Smart Alert.
There are lots of ways you can secure your home to prevent criminals from gaining entry and stealing your possessions. Take 15 minutes and give your house a self-assessment using this guide by Secured by Design for lots of simple tips.
How To Improve Your Home Security
Do:
  • Follow our advice to decide what elements you need to improve in your home
  • If your budget is limited, focus on doors, locks, windows and perhaps a small safe for your valuables
  • Always identify 2 or 3 companies that provide the security you need to compare quality and price
  • Choose a supplier by:
  • Looking for products with the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification logo, as these meet our high standards
  • Recommendation from friends
  • A member of a nationally recognised organisation specialising in security
  • Check ID before allowing visitors into your home
  • Suggest areas of home security you would like to improve to your potential suppliers and ask for a written quote detailing the work and the cost. Compare prices with competitors before agreeing
  • Save money by using your DIY skills to fit approved products
Don’t:
  • Never discuss your security needs with doorstep or telephone callers
  • Do not agree to work without a written quote detailing the work and cost
  • You should not disclose personal information like health problems or high risk items including jewellery until you have decided on your supplier and believe it’s essential for their work
  • Under no circumstances go to your bank or cash machine with an installer or salesman.
  • Only pay for the work once the job is completed to your satisfaction. You can ask a friend or family member for a second opinion.
If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: nw@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk