Brits told to invest in home security devices

Saturday, 02 July 2011

Brits planning on making some improvements to their property over the May Spring Bank Holiday may want to invest in some dwelling security devices as well.

This is according to the Leicestershire Constabulary, which claims that while at the hardware store many home insurance owners could add extra safety to their building by buying products such as door chains, locks and alarms.

The police force noted that the investment in these types of devices is usually inexpensive, but can deter opportunist criminals breaking into people's dwellings.

PC Alan Cook, a crime reduction officer from the Leicestershire Constabulary, said: "I would like to remind people that in warmer weather remember to shut and lock all windows and doors, especially ground floor or first floor windows and doors that are easily accessible."

Recently, Shelter noted that one in eight home insurance owners have made structural changes to their buildings, which on average costs £12,000 to do.

Posted by Rick Malone

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