(reproduced with the permission of Norfolk
the risk of your home being burgled by making sure youíve
taken these simple (and often inexpensive) precautions.
Most burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves. In
two out of 10 burglaries, they donít even have to use
force - they get in through an open door or window. Fitting
strong locks to your doors and windows is a good starting
If you are replacing or fitting new doors and windows, get
ones that are certified to British Standard BS7950 (windows)
or PAS 24-1 (doors) and make sure you always keep them fully locked when
Look at your home through a burglarís eyes. Ask yourself:
1 How would you get in if youíd forgotten your
2 Are there places where burglars could break in
without being seen?
3 Would they have to make a lot of noise by
Norfolk Constabulary has produced a 'Do It Yourself' guide
which will help you conduct a crime prevention survey of
your own home.