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Police Tips & Tricks for Burglary Protection

Use the police’s advice & protect your home effectively


Winter is just around the corner, and with it the burglary season. In order to protect yourself from burglars and thefts you should always keep an eye on your home and its surroundings.

Whether it’s an open window or an overflowing letterbox – burglars know exactly what to look out for. But do you? We’ve compiled a quick list of the police’s top tips and tricks for living in safety:

  1. Make sure your home always looks inhabited 

A good example is to ask trustworthy neighbours to empty your mailbox when you won’t be around. An overcrowded mailbox is a sure sign to thieves that your house is unattended.
Another pro tip: Use timers to switch house lights on and off and deter thieves. Thanks to modern technologies, timers can also be controlled via a smartphone app when on the move.

  1. Exchange telephone numbers 

And, if you’re planning on travelling, the exact address of your holiday stay with a neighbour so that you can be reached in case of an emergency.

  1. Don’t let strangers into your home

Use a door spy, a locking bar, or a latch to make sure you trust those you invite into your house.

  1. Pay attention to strangers

Especially to those who visit older neighbours and ask them what they want. Thieves will often try their luck with elderly citizens by pretending to be someone else.

  1. Inform the police

In case you notice anything suspicious you should inform the police immediateley. This includes cracking or splintering noises in hallways and suspicious people hanging around inside apartment blocks or in front of residential addresses. Never try to tackle potential burglars on your own!

  1. Smart surveillance cameras and intelligent security systems such as those offered by Smartfrog bring extra security into your home

With Smartfrog’s IP camera and app you can use your smartphone to make sure everything’s alright at home whilst on the move.

The Smartfrog IP camera is equipped with intelligent features such as a motion sensor which sends a message to your smartphone as soon as anything moves in front of the camera.

Want more tips on how to protect your home from burglars? Then look out for part 2 in this series!