Many break and enter crimes are easily preventable. Simply being diligent about locking doors and securing windows greatly reduces your chances of being a victim of robbery.

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Use these home security tips to help reduce your risk

  • Check fences, gates and locks are of solid construction and in good working order.
  • Improve visibility around doors and windows by trimming vegetation and installing lights.
  • Use key operated locks and secure screens on windows.
  • Store bikes and equipment in a shed or garage…and don’t forget to lock it.
  • Secure sheds to the ground to prevent lifting.
  • Put away garden tools, equipment and ladders, they can be used to help break into your home.
  • Don’t leave spare keys outside.
  • Mark or inventory your valuables. Engravers are available to loan at all Clarence Valley libraries.
  • Ensure your house number is easily visible; this helps emergency services should they need to find you.
  • Don’t get complacent while on holiday. Remember to keep your caravan, vehicles, bikes and possessions secure.

Undertake a full home security assessment to make sure you have considered all of your residential safety options.

Going away? Click here to check your holiday safety and security. You will find links to information and resources to help ensure that you have a safe and happy holiday.

Marking Your Property

It can be devastating when valuable items are stolen.  NSW Police recommend marking your property to deter thieves and increase the likelihood of stolen items being returned to you. 

All Clarence Valley libraries have property marking kits available for loan. Each kit contains a hand-held engraver and guidelines for marking and keeping records of personal property.

If you're not a library member, join by visiting your local branch in Grafton, Maclean, Yamba or Iluka or join online.

Get more info at police.nsw.gov.au

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