Figures Show That Burglary And Break-ins Are Down Slightly On This Time Last Year


There’s some relatively good news for the Keighley area, as figures show burglary and break-ins are slightly down on this time last year.
But, say crime prevention experts, that’s no reason to be complacent – insecure homes, shed and garages continue to be targeted by opportunist thieves and pro-burglars.
They’ll take advantage of the slightest vulnerability in your home security – but the good news is there’s plenty you can do for yourself.
At this time of the year high-value garden tools such as lawn-mowers, strimmers, electric trimmers and the like are being brought out of the shed and dusted down ready for action.
But now is also the time to look at what you can do to beef up shed and garage security.
Experts and police recommend the use of so-called Secured By Design products which help prevent tampering with locks and hinges.
Simple, effective alarms can now be bought for very little money, many of which will also link to a home security system.
And in a worst case scenario, CCTV cameras could provide vital evidence if crooks do manage to breach your security measures and steal your valuables.