December 28, 2016 | Becki Hooper | News

Charity collection box stolen in Swindon bar break-in


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Police urge people to review the security of their homes and businesses following a break-in at a Swindon bar, where burglars stole cash from the till and a charity collection box. Often as days become darker there is a rise opportunistic burglaries, and as Christmas is around the corner, often there is a rise in charity collections and small businesses will be taking donations, therefore it is optimal to check your security at this time of year.

Our local locksmiths in Swindon offer a comprehensive security check scheme aimed at helping the general public make their homes and commercial properties more secure. Visit Keytek Swindon for more information on our local Swindon locksmiths, and to book your security upgrade today.

With a potential rise of opportunistic burglaries, we have compiled a list of a few simple steps which can improve the security of your home or commercial property.

Check you locks

Make sure all exterior doors and windows are locking correctly. If you have any problems or feel your security is not sufficient, call a reliable local locksmith to either service or replace your locks.

Check your outdoor lights

Outdoor lighting ensures there are no dark areas for unwanted visitors to hide, and having fully functioning lights outside your home, commercial property or car park will help deter a burglar during the darker nights.

Put your valuables away

Keep valuables out of sight, try to make sure all valuables such as computers and laptops are kept out of sight on the ground floor and keep any machinery or tools locked away.

Arm your security system

It is important to have your home protected at all times, therefore invest in a top quality home security system, or ensure your own system is functioning correctly.

If you believe your home, business premises or office could do with a security check, give us a call on 0330 332 0589.