There are regular occurrences of theft from empty houses that are in the process of being sold or waiting for new tenants.
It is critical that owners and agents take basic actions to prevent these crime events as the problem could become bigger with neighbours being affected as well.
Minimum security action to take for properties that are unoccupied:
- Remove Post from the Letter Box
- Close Curtains / Blinds
- Timer lights – simple timer switch to lights around the property set at random times.
- Access to the property. If the Armed Response Officer (ARO) cannot go in and inspect and cannot see over the secured walls, it is not possible for the ARO to respond. If necessary install a gate keypad so that the ADT ARO can have access.