Neighbourhood Watch WIDE(N) Scheme

Research done by Neighbourhood Watch shows that two thirds (67%) of people in the UK are worried about their home being broken into, yet there are very simple but proven measures we all can take that will reduce our chances of becoming a victim of burglary by up to 50%.

To help you be and feel more safer in your homes, Neighbour Watch are running their Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign all through March highlighting the simple, evidence-based WIDE measures which can be used in all homes and for little or no cost.

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The Neighbourhood Watch scheme also believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is key to reducing burglary, so they’ve extended the WIDE acronym to WIDE(N) – playing a part in your local community security is a massive part of crime protection in your area.

W: WINDOWS: Keep your windows locked
I: INTERIOR: Put inside lights on a timer/smart bulb
D: DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors
E: EXTERIOR: Put outside lights on a sensor
(N): NEIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for your neighbours

To learn more about WIDE(N) and burglary prevention measures, visit ourwatch.org.uk/thinkwiden

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network had this to say

It is not okay for two-thirds of people to fear being burgled. More needs to be done to help people be and feel safer, and when it comes to burglary, prevention is always better than cure. Since 1982 we have been supporting communities to feel and be safer. We know that by securing your home’s windows, interior, doors, exterior and keeping an eye out for neighbours, we can all give ourselves the best chance of not being burgled. If you have been burgled recently, criminals are familiar with your home and may come back once you’ve had time to purchase new items. Act soon to avoid being retargeted – use the WIDE(N) advice for a combination of simple yet effective prevention measures.

Following the basic fundamentals of the WIDE(N) scheme could reduce your risk of being burgled by upto 50% but having the correct security in place will raise your security levels and reduce your risk by upto 99%

Burglars are on the look out for the easiest option and will actively seek out the least secure properties, having the correct locks on your doors, a well lit property with security cameras and a alarm installed will send them on their way.

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