Keep your home and belongings secure

Whether you are moving in over the summer, or you are back in Sheffield for the foreseeable future, remember to keep your home as secure as possible.

The Sheffield North West Neighbourhood Team have seen a number of student properties targeted recently, and wish to remind students that opportunistic burglars will take advantage of insecure properties full of technology.

Burglars know properties are more vulnerable as students move in and out of their new accommodation.

The Sheffield North West Neighbourhood Team advise you to keep your house as secure as you can, and to keep anything valuable out of sight.

How to make your home secure:

  • Make sure doors and windows are locked
  • Mark your property with a UV or permanent marker
  • If you have a burglar alarm, make sure you use it when you go out
  • Dispose of any product boxes discreetly - leaving them outside lets burglars know you have new and valuable items in the house

More security advice

South Yorkshire advice on securing your home