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How to keep burglars away from your house while on holiday this Platinum Jubilee weekend


EXPERTS have shared a secret way to keep your house safe from burglars during the Platinum Jubilee weekend- and it will only cost you £1.

With the Jubilee Bank Holiday coming up, experts have warned that burglars might be on the lookout for empty houses as many head to mini-breaks to celebrate.

Experts have warned those who will head on a mini-break during the Jubilee Bank holiday

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Experts have warned those who will head on a mini-break during the Jubilee Bank holidayCredit: Getty
The biggest mistake is leaving the windows unlocked

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The biggest mistake is leaving the windows unlockedCredit: Getty

Security experts and former criminals have revealed the biggest mistakes victims of crime make– and one of them is leaving the windows unlocked.

Jonathan Wall, the UK General Manager at SimpliSafe, Jonathan Wall, has advised Brits heading on a long weekend break to “be extra vigilant”.

He told the Express: “When you hear that celebrities have fallen victim to burglaries, even when they are in the home, like the recent home invasion of the Beckhams’ property, it can act as a sharp reminder that our homes could be targeted next.

“When you have a huge event like the Queen’s Jubilee weekend in the calendar, unfortunately, it’s also in the burglars’.

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“As we’ve seen, more than 70,000 Big Jubilee Lunches have been planned, that we know of, and with readily available information like this, burglars may be out eyeing up their targets to make quick wins.”

Jonathan explained that there are some simple things those who head off for the long weekend should remember to do.

Apart from making sure the windows are locked, holidaymakers could install entry sensors to alert them if someone tries to break into their home.

Jonathan added: “If you’re out in the garden or street, do remember to lock windows and doors.

“Don’t just shut windows, but pull those handles down to lock, as burglars could try to gain entry for a quick, sneak-in swindle.

“You can also place entry sensors near windows and doors to scare them away and alert you immediately.”

We have previously revealed the top ten burglary hotspots – is your region on the list?

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Experts have warned the reason holidaymakers should not post snaps online as they could be left thousands of pounds out of pocket.

And a former thief who says he has broken into 20,000 homes has revealed his top tips to protect your valuables.

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