As you may have seen, National Neighbourhood Watch have launched their Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign (running 1st-31st March), highlighting burglary prevention measures that can be taken in any home on various budgets. As a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer, we would love your support in sharing the burglary prevention advice with your groups.
WHAT ARE THE KEY MESSAGES?
Our research shows two thirds (67%) of people are worried about their home being broken into, yet there are simple, proven measures we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming a victim of burglary by up to 50%. We are sharing the simple, evidence-based WIDE actions that can be taken in any home on various budgets. At Neighbourhood Watch, we also believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is key to reducing burglary, so we’ve extended the WIDE acronym to WIDE(N):
· W: WINDOWS: Keep your windows locked
· I: INTERIOR: Put inside lights on a timer/smart bulb
· D: DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors
· E: EXTERIOR: Put outside lights on a sensor
· (N): NEIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for your neighbours
We also know that if someone has been burgled recently, they are more likely to be targeted again. Criminals have familiarity with the home and may come back knowing new replacement items will likely be purchased. In this case burglary victims are best to act quickly, following the WIDE(N) advice to avoid being retargeted. To learn more about the WIDE()N or download a burglary leaflet and checklist to share with your neighbours, particularly those who have been recently burgled, visit ourwatch.org.uk/thinkwiden.
NNHWN have joined forces with their longstanding primary smart security partner, ERA Home Security, to bring their expert knowledge and advice to you and are excited to invite you to some events this month:
· WEBINAR: WHAT DOES SMART SECURITY MEAN FOR MY HOME? 10th March 5-6pm delivered in partnership with ERA – 24 hours priority booking link for volunteers is on the Knowledge Hub here
Neighbourhood Watch 20% Volunteer-only discount!
As a very special thank you for being a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer, ERA has created a unique Neighbourhood Watch volunteer-only discount of 20% off all alarm kits, valid until 31st March.
Log in to the Neighbourhood Watch Knowledge Hub and look in the Offers for Volunteers and Members Forum, to access the offer code. A direct link is here: https://ourwatch.myhubintranet.com/Forum/amid/1099873/aft/30622.
Please do not share this link or the offer code with anyone else.
If you have not yet signed up to the Neighbourhood Watch Knowledge Hub, or want to learn more about it, please visit ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge-hub. If you have any questions or feedback regarding the campaign, including if you would like a social media campaign pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org