Is your home secure?

Published Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

Community safety officials in Hartlepool are supporting a national campaign to help local residents protect their homes and deter burglars.

The Hartlepool Community Safety Team which brings together staff from Hartlepool Borough Council, Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade, will be issuing a range of information and advice during National Home Security Month.

The campaign which runs throughout October, aims to raise awareness of the importance of home security and debunk some of the myths around it.

Jane Munden, the Hartlepool Community Safety Team’s Victim Services Officer, said: “One of the biggest issues we face is complacency, with many people thinking that burglary will never happen to them.

“It is very important to recognise that burglary can occur anywhere at any time, irrespective of where you live.

“Statistics show that nearly a third of UK adults take no security precautions, but in reality all it might take to protect your home and avoid a whole load of heartache is a few simple steps.

“For example, being more secure can be as easy as ensuring that you always check that all doors and windows are locked before leaving home.”

Jane will be out and about throughout the month offering advice and information on home security, and she is also available to carry out free home visits to offer advice on security measures that residents might wish to take. Visits can be arranged by calling (01429) 523100 or emailing