Spring and Summer Security
North Wales Police are urging residents to keep their
homes, cars and property secure during the spring and
With the clocks going forward
and the evenings getting
lighter, people's homes can be particularly vulnerable. As the
warmer weather increases, so does the temptation to leave windows
and doors open during the day and night – which is why homeowners
across North Wales are being urged to remain security
conscious in the months ahead.
It is important that people remain security conscious and
maintain their personal security so criminals don't exploit the
opportunities associated with this time of the year such as, open
windows, unlocked patio doors, doors left ajar and garden equipment
It is often the case too that during warm weather, vehicle
owners aren't as careful to secure their cars - leaving
windows or a sunroof open which can make it very easy for
opportunist thieves to steal valuable items such as sat-nav
systems, phones, sunglasses, and even handbags or clothing that may
be left on show inside.
North Wales Police would urge all car owners to check their car
windows and doors are fully locked and secure before leaving it
Advice to residents
Residents are being urged take of the following crime reduction
- Make sure that all windows are closed
and locked, even when you are at home or in the garden.
Use the security measures on modern windows, which allow them to
let some air in but are still locked.
- Only have ground floor windows open if you are to be in that
room for a period of time.
- Do not leave upstairs windows open when you are going out.
- Always lock your front door from inside - in
particular UPVc front doors are often left unlocked when people are
in their house.
- Do not leave back doors open or unlocked if you are to be
upstairs for any length of time.
- Keep all valuables out of the line of sight of
prying eyes, never put car keys or purses on window-sills or in
view of a window or door. Always avoid keeping large amounts of
cash in your house.
- Lock away all your garden tools and equipment including
ladders. Secure your shed and garage properly.
- Use a good quality padlock on a back
- When going on holiday make sure milk deliveries are cancelled,
post is collected and if possible get friends or family to
check on your property.
- Do not leave valuables or equipment on display
in your car - take valuables with you or lock them away. Even a
pair of sunglasses on show can be appealing to a would-be
more information on home security visit our advice and support
Residents are being reminded to remain vigilant and to report
any suspicious activity to police. If you see anyone acting
suspiciously, call North Wales Police on 999 if it is an emergency
or dial101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111.