HOUSEBREAKING

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CRIME PREVENTION ADVISORY VIDEOS


Re-enactment of real housebreaking and theft cases.
Do watch till the end for the crime prevention advisories. 


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HOUSEBREAKING & THEFT
CRIME PREVENTION ADVISORY
CREDIT: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

WHat is HOUSEBREAKING? 

Housebreaking or break in is the crime of entering a house illegally by using force, in order to steal things from it.

This is a preventable crime. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of such crime.

crime prevention tips

« Lock all the doors, windows and other openings when leaving your home (or business premise), even for a short while.

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Lock all the doors, windows and other openings before retiring to bed (or at the end of daily business operations).

« Never leave valuables (i.e. wallets, bags, cash, handphones, laptops) or house keys near windows or doors, which are within reach of passers-by.

« Never hide keys outside the home, i.e. under door mat, in flower pots or on top of the electricity meter box.

« Never keep large sums of cash and a lot jewellery at home. It is advisable to put them in a bank or in a good quality safe.

« Change all locks when your house keys are lost or stolen.

« Never announce your vacation or trips on social media.

« Never leave notes outside the house announcing your absence from home.


HOME/ OFFICE ADDITIONAL PROTECTION MEASURES

« Secure all doors, windows and other openings with good quality grilles and close-shackled locks.

« Install hinge bolts or weld the hinges of grille gates to prevent lifting.

« Fix a door viewer, latch chain and surface latches on the main doors.

« Install adequate CCTV systems or security alarms. Service them regularly and ensure that they are in good working condition.

« If you have electronic locks, change pass codes from time to time.


If you need to be away from home for travelling:

« Suspend / cancel all home deliveries (e.g. newspapers). Otherwise, arrange for someone trusted to pick up the newspapers or direct mailers left on your doorstep.

« Invest in timer light switches. Keep curtains and drapes slightly open.

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Let someone trusted know that you will be away, the duration of your absence and how you can be contacted if necessary.

« Ask immediate neighbours that you can trust to keep an eye on your house for any unusual occurrences.


For landed houses

« Ensure all gates are locked at all times, and secured with good quality locks.

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Ensure access areas of the premises (i.e. front-porch), are adequately lit during the hours of darkness.

« Keep vehicles locked even if they are parked within the compound.


If your premise is undergoing renovation

« Secure vacant unit with a close-shackled lock.

« Never leave home appliances in vacant unit. Arrange for the delivery of such items after you have moved in.


Call Police for assistance if you are a witness or if you are victim of such crimes.  Do it from a safe distance and/ or location.

Stay calm and observe the suspect's appearance, attire, height, or any distinctive physical features; as well as the suspect's location or the direction the suspect went.


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