Invest in keeping your gold safe

The price of gold has increased dramatically and as a consequence, there have been a number of burglaries, where gold has been stolen from Asian families and neighbourhoods. Follow these tips to reduce your risk of becoming a victim:

 Consider removing jewellery from your house altogether, so if you are a victim your valuable items won’t be stolen

  Use a bank safety deposit box to store gold or high value items

  If you prefer to keep your jewellery at home, make sure it’s not left out on display and don’t keep it all together in one place

  Make sure all of your jewellery is adequately covered by your insurance

   Consider installing a British Standard safe. For further information on security tested safes, visit securedbydesign.com

  Register your property on the FREE secure online database immobilise.com - that way, if police recover your property, they’ll be able to return it to you

  Photograph each piece of valuable gold or jewellery with a written description

  When wearing jewellery in public, be cautious and discreet to avoid attracting unwanted attention

  Sign up to stayintheknow.co.uk, to get free alerts about crime and issues where you live.

 

Deter a burglar from entering your home:

  If you are going an event, such as a wedding or attending prayers check all your doors and windows are locked properly

  Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression somebody is at home or keep a light on in the evening when you go out

•    Consider installing an alarm or CCTV camera

 

This advice has been translated into GUJARATI and URDU

 

 


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