Video to help beat the burglars
May 01, 2012
Police are warning people to take precautions against burglars and have produced a Total Wipeout-style video showing good and bad home security.
The video by Thames Valley Police is presented by BBC Watchdog presenter Matt Allright and shows a young burglar playing Total Rob-out.
The five-minute short is a tongue- in-cheek look at the issue, with the criminal trying to enter homes by different methods and getting comedic bumps and bruises for his efforts. He then easily enters a house with an open front door.
Chief Superintendent Tim De Meyer, from Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, said: “The steps you can take to protect your home are not expensive or time-consuming but are very effective in reducing your risk of becoming a victim of burglary.
“Look at your home from the street and think about how a burglar may break in and then take the necessary steps to deny them this opportunity.”
Advice includes securing garden boundaries and entry points to houses, and ensuring houses look lived in while you are away.
Julia Hughes, from Thames Valley Crimestoppers, said: “Sadly the effects of burglary often rob people of not only personal items but also of feeling safe in their own homes.
“By being vigilant about home security and watching out for the well-being of our local communities, we can all play our part in beating the burglars.”