Keep safe this winter by:
- Whether at home or going out, turn on some lights, use timer switches.
- Lock all doors and windows, almost 1 in 4 Summer time burglaries involve entry through an unsecured access point.
- Use your house alarm.
- Store keys safely; away from windows and letterboxes.
- Record details of valuables and don’t keep large cash amounts at home.
Make sure to lock cars as a number of incidents have been reported in the area.
Find more information here: https://www.garda.ie/en/crime-prevention/securing-your-home/
A new Garda app is available for both IOS and Android. The app allows a user to upload details of valuables e.g., a bike image and frame number. Should the bike be stolen you can report the robbery directly through the app to the Gardaí. Then if An Garda Síochána come across stolen bike etc., they can check the bike number against their database and hopefully reunite owner and property. If the Gardaí cannot find the original owner, which is often the case, the item gets auctioned. Details about the app are available here. https://www.garda.ie/en/angardasiochanaapp/