What Do You Do If Your House is Burgled?

We all think and hope it will never happen to us. But If the worst does happen, it’s good to know what to do. This article gives you some handy tips.

Homeowners are advised to take care after a series of burglaries earlier this month, possibly something to do with the clocks going back and it getting dark earlier.
In the event your home is broken into, what should you do next? Read on to find out…

Contact your bank: As soon as you’re aware that a robbery has taken place, immediately get in touch with your bank or credit card provider and cancel your cards. If you contact them within the first 24 hours, you should be able to get your money back if the thief uses your card.

Inform the police: Your next move should be to contact the police. You may think that there’s nothing they can do to help, but your home and property have been violated. They will be understanding and your information may tie in with other crimes in the area. Also, even if they don’t visit, they will give you a crime number, which you may need for insurance purposes.

Notify your insurance company: Make a list of everything that has been stolen, both for the police and your insurance company. When you ring your insurers, be calm and follow their instructions. They may either send an assessor round to your property or ask you to fill out a claim form.

Call OPEN LOCKS: You need to resecure your home. If your home was damaged during the burglary, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 07727 646734. We provide emergency services 24 hours a day. It’s definitely worth having your locks changed in case the thieves were able to steal a key. We can fit a wide range of locks and advise you on the best security arrangements, to prevent them coming back. If you keep our number on your mobile or in your wallet, you will always have the details of a reliable locksmith in times of emergency.