High-value items, timed lighting, security marking, safes

Most houses these days have property inside which is attractive to the opportunist criminal: cash, jewellery, TVs, laptops, tablets, gaming kit, small electrical items etc.

Here are some top tips:

  • Large amounts of cash and expensive jewellery should not be kept in the house unless adequately protected.
  • You should consult your insurance company about these items and their protection.
  • Prepare an inventory of all items of value.
  • The inventory should include descriptions of items and their value.
  • Take photos of your jewellery and other valuables, and try to include a ruler in the photograph to give some indication of size.