Ballymena PSNI have been urging Ballymena folks to protect their home this Christmas. They have shared some very easy precautions which could safeguard your home.
Protect your home this Christmas
1/ Close and lock all windows and doors, even if you are only going out for a few minutes.
2/ Leave a light on if it is going to get dark before you get home. Consider security lights. To a burglar a dark house is an empty house.
3/ Keep your valuables out of sight.
4/ Cancel the milk and other deliveries of you are going to be away from home.
5/ Don’t leave car keys near your door, letterbox of windows.
6/ Always check who is at the door. Not sure? Don’t open the door.
7/ Set your alarm when you are going out and at nighttime. If you do not have an alarm consider installing one.
8/ Ask a neighbour or a friend to check your property and remove your post for the porch/hallway.
9/ Inform police if your house is to be vacant for any length of time.
10/ Always keep sheds and outbuildings locked and secure ladders.
Some simple measures will help you to have peace of mind that you have secured your property. Keep an eye out for your neighbours and look out for anything unusual happening. If you suspect that something is wrong then call someone of get in touch with the police. Stay safe this Christmas.