A third of all burglaries in Greater Manchester are due to insecurities. Follow our advice below to help keep your home safe while you're away. Fit good quality kite marked British Standard locks or bolts to all outside doors. Lock all windows and doors and...

Whenever you go out, it’s important to leave your home secure. Getting into an ‘exit routine’ can help ensure that you don’t forget obvious, but important things, like not leaving your valuables near windows, or no lights on if it will be dark before you...

It’s strange how most people don’t secure their shed or garage in the same way they do their homes. People often end up using a flimsy lock or padlock to protect the contents – whether it’s a car, bike or lawnmower. The fact is, a...

Burglars are often opportunistic thieves who prey on houses and flats. They seek out any opening that they can take advantage of, specifically doors and windows that are left open or unlocked or are easy to force. Anything of value that they might spot through...

Burglars don’t want to be seen or heard and if they think they’ll be noticed by a neighbour or passer-by, they'll probably move on. Here's some advice on helping keep burglars out by giving them no hiding place. Keep it visible You’d think that it would be...

A determined burglar can be difficult to discourage. Good-quality doors, windows and locks are excellent deterrents, but there’s even more you can do to stop burglars in their tracks. Mark it Make your valuables less attractive to thieves by using a property or police approved forensic marking...