Burglary Prevention Checklist

Burglary

Crimes

Terrorism
Terrorism
Domestic Abuse
Domestic Abuse
Scams and Older People
Scams and Older People
Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery
Child Sexual Exploitation
Child Sexual Exploitation
Serious Violence
Serious Violence
Loneliness and Vulnerability
Loneliness and Vulnerability
Social Media
Social Media
Burglary
Burglary
Setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
Setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Terrorism

Modern Slavery

Child Sexual Exploitation

Serious Violence

Loneliness and Vulnerability

Social Media

Burglary

Perimeter (fences and walls, gardens, garages, outbuildings)

  • Is the area around the house free from ‘tools’ that an offender could use – ie bricks, rubble, ladders, garden equipment? Yes

  • Are sheds/garages/outbuildings locked at all times? Yes

  • Does the perimeter to the front of the house allow good surveillance from the road? Yes

  • Is there any packaging from expensive items lent up against or poking out of bins – ie from laptops, tablets, phones, games consoles? No

  • Are vehicles at the premises secured when not in use? Yes

  • Are items always removed from vehicles when they are not in use – ie laptops, tools, shopping bags, boxes, sat-navs, cash? Yes

  • If you have a garage, is it used to secure the vehicle(s) in, as opposed to being used as a storage space? Yes

Shell (main building, locks, spare keys, alarms)

  • Are spare keys left in accessible places – ie under a plant pot, doormat or stone? No

  • Are ground-floor and accessible windows closed and locked? Yes

  • If you have euro-cylinder locks on your uPVC doors, do they meet TS 007 (3 star) or Sold Secure Diamond Standard (SS312)? Yes

  • If there is a burglar alarm is it always used? Yes

Interior (high-value items, keys, timed lighting)

  • Are doors kept locked with the keys removed, kept out of sight/reach, but to hand in case of emergency? Yes

  • Does the occupier use timer switches and/or a fake TV unit when leaving the house unoccupied? Yes

  • Are attractive items such as jewellery, car keys, laptops, iPads, cash and phones kept out of sight? Yes

  • Are chargers and cables for laptops/iPads kept out of view? Yes

  • Have you created a written and photographic record of any items of value (financial or sentimental)? Yes

Source: West Yorkshire Police