We have been advised there has been an increase in residential burglaries in Bromley Borough. Thieves are targeting properties with uPVC doors and police are urging residents to pay extra attention to their home security.
uPVC doors can be easily opened from the outside if they are not locked with the key from the inside. Simply lifting the handle does not completely secure the door as burglars have been known to put their arm through the letter box or use a tool to push the handle and gain entry to the home.
Remember: uPVC doors must be double locked to be properly secured
- Deadlock your doors with a key
- Keep the house keys out of site
- Use all the door and window locks in your house
- Keep your car keys away from the front door and store them safely