Home security during the summer months

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RUGBY neighbourhood police teams are offering advice on home security during the summer.

The summer can often mean doors and windows are being left open. According to police, this means that burglaries may increase if homes are not secure.

A spokesman said: “We can all be guilty, when we are in the back garden having a BBQ or when we go to bed, of leaving the downstairs windows open for ventilation. A few simple measures will help prevent you becoming a statistic.”

*When you are in your rear garden, ensure all your front windows and doors are locked and securely shut.

*When you go to bed secure all downstairs windows and those that are accessible from flat roofs.

*When you are at home in the lounge watching TV ensure all of your doors are locked.

*Keep valuables away from open windows.

*Enjoy the summer and don’t let opportunistic burglars ruin the holiday period.