Always make sure you lock your windows – even when set to ‘open lock’. If your windows do not have locks built into the handles, add some locks.
For those odd summer days when you need to open your windows, fit window restrictors so that you can leave the room with your window open knowing that the gap is too small for a small human (even child) to fit through.
It is highly recommended to ensure all first floor windows near (or accessible from) a flat roof have locks – and you use them!
If you are rushing out the door late for an appointment and you notice you’ve left an upstairs window open, don’t assume it’ll be OK to leave it because you will be back shortly. It’s worth taking that extra minute to close and lock the window compared to the trauma and everything that comes with it after a break-in. An insurance company may not even pay out if they find out the window was left open while the property was unattended.
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