During the month of October 10 burglaries occurred in the Pinner area. These offences took place at different times during daylight hours and after the hours of darkness. Methods of entry to properties varied from forcing open a front door, a rear or side ground floor window or rear patio doors. Access to the side or rear of a property is often gained by climbing over low gates using unsecured bins in driveways. As the clocks have now gone back and the dark early evenings are with us, it can be easier for burglars to identify if a house is unoccupied. Burglars often knock or ring at the door first, before making efforts to enter the property. So, however you feel safest responding to an unexpected visitor at your door, please do answer it as your presence could be enough of a deterrent. For those of you who don’t want to answer the door to unwanted cold callers, consider purchasing a ring.com video doorbell that detects movement outside your home, improves its security and allows you to answer the doorbell remotely. Please take some time to read the attached burglary prevention advice leaflet and consider what, if any, security vulnerabilities need to be addressed at your home.

Lee O’Brien PCSO 7562QA, Pinner / Pinner South SNT
020 8721 2991 or PinnerSouth.snt@met.police.uk

How Safe is your Home Leaflet

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