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Leaving house keys in a visible place

Many people habitually leave their house keys in places that are visible through windows and doors. Opportunistic thieves could launch a quick ‘smash and grab’ attack on our home to steal the keys, returning later to clear our home out.

Some of us also make the mistake of labelling keys: ‘shed’, ‘car’, and so on. This makes it really easy for opportunistic burglars. Last year also saw an increase of 20% of car stealing where car keys were obtained from within properties. Either by fishing the keys from a hook or table near the door via the letterbox or by walking in an open door.

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