Слайд 1 - narod.ru
Слайд 1 - narod.ru
According to the FBI, a
burglary is committed about
every twelve seconds. In
order to avoid being a data
point in those statistics there
are things you can do to
secure your home. Just try
to think as the professional
One thing that is safe to say about
most professional burglars is: they
avoid getting caught. In order to do
that, they minimize the odds by
looking for vulnerable targets.
Some amateurs will simply smash and
grab, taking something from the
garage or entering an unlocked home
when you're away. But the
professional applies a little more
thougt, in order to up the haul and
lower the risk.
The first thing to notice is that they
have to approach the house by stealth.
That's why, not surprisingly, most
burglaries take place during the night.
Lighting your home well can help shift
the odds. Look especially for those
corners and windowless areas that lead
to a point of entry out of sight.
Instruct young children never to answer a
doorbell or a knock at the door.
Do not leave a key under a doormat, in a
mailbox, or other outside location where a
burglar could easily find it.
Do not give house keys to parking lot
attendants or car repairmen. Give them
your car ignition key only.
On your answering machine, never leave
a message that you are not home.
Replace or re-key all locks immediately
after moving into a new home.
Make a list of your valuables - video
equipment, stereos, computers and
Take photos of the items, list their serial
numbers and description. Check with the
Police department about engraving your
valuables with your driver's license
number or social security number.
We all like getting away at
Christmas time, enjoying
the great summer, or even
a long weekend in winter.
But thieves also know how
much we love our holidays.
To help deter burglars and
keep your belongings, here
are a few tips for securing
1.Leave holiday details on your answering machine.
1.Engrave your valuables.
Don't tell burglars you're away by leaving
Engraving your drivers licence number
message on your answering machine saying
possessions makes it harder for a thief
where you are.
to sell them
2.Leave empty gift boxes on the kerb.
2.Use sensor lights.
Don't show thieves what expensive and new
Thieves don't like well lit areas and
items are available for them inside your home.
anything that makes them
uncomfortable is likely to make
them leave .
3.Label your keys with your address.
3.Have your mail collected.
If you lose your keys with your address attached
Enlist the help of a trusted neighbour
to collect your mail.
you've made the burglar's job easier.
4.Leave ladders in sight
4.Turn your phone volume down
Ladders not only make it easy to break in
If a potential thief keeps hearing the
phone ring,they'll know nobody'shome.
through a roof storey, they're easy to steal.
Louvre windows are very
vulnerable to thieves because they
can remove the slats from the
frame. To stop this, glue the slats
into place, or even better, replace
the window with fixed glass.
A burglar can get through any
space larger than human had, so
fit locks to skylight and fanlights.
If you are replacing glass in
downstairs windows, consider
using laminated glass which is
much harder to break.
Glass panels arond doors are
especcially vulnerable, so replace
them with laminated glass or you
can buy special film that will do the
same thing. Use locks that can be
deadlocked from inside( double
locking nightatches) incase thieves
break the glass.
Wooden doors need solid frames at least 44mm (13/4”) thick to be effective.
Morticebolts to the top and bottom of all outside doors significantly
strengthen your protection.
Sliing patio door should have anti-lift devices fitted to the top and bottom to
stop them being lifted off from the outside. A shock alarm will also do the
When you move house, change the locks on your doors. You never
know who has been given keys by the previous owner. You can buy
replacement cylinders which can cut down on the cost
Never leave your house or car keys near a door or window. Thieves often
stael these by using a fishing rod or magnet through the litterbox. A visor
guard is a good idea to prevent this happening.
Decide on a safe place for your keys and knowwhere you can find them in