Intruders and Break-Ins
One of the most common fears people have is that someone will break into their home while they are sleeping. You can take some simple steps to avoid a confrontation with the intruder, such as making enough noise to scare them away or hiding quietly and calling the police.
Keep your curtains drawn as a precaution, so that no one can see who is in your home. If you think someone is outside then do not go and investigate. Keep yourself safe, keep the doors locked and call the police immediately on 999.
Dealing with an Intruder
There is no correct course of action - use your judgement, but keep calm and do not take any unnecessary risks. It is a good idea to keep a phone in your bedroom so that you can call us if you need to. Contact us as soon as you feel that it is safe - we are here to help.
Noticing a Break-In
You may be tempted to enter your property and see what is missing but you should wait for the police to arrive. The intruder may still be in the property and your safety is more important than your possessions - it is our job to protect you. Even if you see a smashed window or open door, go to your neighbours and call for police assistance.