Keeping your home secure

Bolton at Home staff and our contractors should always carry ID, which you should ask to see before letting us in.

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Reduce the risk of a break-in with these steps.

  • Close and lock all windows and doors whenever you leave the property, even if you are back soon.
  • Never leave a key hidden outside your home or on a string behind the letterbox.
  • When you are at home, don’t leave keys in doors or near to doors.
  • Do not put a label on your house keys that gives your address.
  • Lock all external gates, sheds and garages.
  • Always check the identity of callers to your home before letting them in.
  • Never leave valuables on display and hide smaller items.
  • Do not leave ladders or tools outside of your home as these can help intruders gain access.
  • Install timers on lights or radios to make it seem that the property is occupied if you are out.
  • If you have a burglar alarm fitted, use it.