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Burglars often target the rear of the address in order to gain access.  Consider fitting locks on rear gates and security lighting. Fitting trellis to the top of fences or gates that can be easily climbed can prevent access.

For detailed crime prevention advice to help protect your home and property, please visit the West Mercia Police website:



The security issue of lock snapping is a growing concern. It involves offenders using basic tools to snap the lock in your door, therefore giving access to the locking mechanism and entry into your house.

What are Anti-Snap Locks?

Anti-snap locks are cylinders that are designed and tested to protect against lock snapping, stopping a thief from breaking the lock into two parts.  This type of cylinder is usually found on uPVC doors.  You may find people refer to Anti-Snap locks as ‘Snap Safe Locks’ as well.

In order to ensure maximum protection against lock snapping, they should be tested against and approved to certain standards. The two most popular rating standards for a lock to be considered “anti-snap” (as some may say) are SS312 Diamond and TS007 3 Star.

What door types are anti snap locks fitted on?:                                                                                     

As well the standard front door on your home, anti-snap locks can also be installed on other types of doors such as:

  • Front, Back and Side Doors
  • Patio Doors
  • Wooden & Composite
  • uPVC (most common)
  • Aluminium Doors

For further Crime Prevention advice, please visit the West Mercia Police website.


Vehicle crime

Don’t let thieves get an easy ride. Follow these simple rules to protect your car.

1 Locking your vehicle when unattended and remove any valuables from within, even empty bags as the potential thief will not know it’s empty.

2 If you go on holiday and leave your vehicles on your drive, consider taking the car keys to a friends or family member’s house.

3 Purchase a signal blocking bag to house the key fob when your vehicle is not in use (Keyless style vehicles) this will prevent thieves using a relay and replicating the signal given off from the fob and stealing your car. ** Also get the signal blocking back for the spare**

4 A full faced steering wheel lock can act as a very good deterrent to a potential car thief.

More information can be found on:  https://www.westmercia.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/preventing-car-vehicle-theft/