Prevent crime

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 May, 2008, 12:00am

A few good tips to keep burglars at bay and homes secure

Keep your keys safe

Do not leave spare keys in obvious places

Do not label your house keys with your home address

Most burglaries occur during the day when no one is at home. Nevertheless, lock your bedroom door at night and keep a mobile phone and flashlight nearby

When you go out at night, close the windows and curtains or blinds but leave on some lights and a radio or television

Keep an eye out for strangers in your neighbourhood and report unusual activity to the police. Encourage your neighbours to do the same on your behalf

Remember to brief domestic helpers and all members of the household on crime prevention tips