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this afternoon :x when i put my youngest down for a sleep after lunch i was watching tv in my bedroom and dozed off. in the hour that i dozed off somebody walked into my house, got my purse out of t… Read More
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banned1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
this afternoon :x

when i put my youngest down for a sleep after lunch i was watching tv in my bedroom and dozed off. in the hour that i dozed off somebody walked into my house, got my purse out of the changing bag and took all my cards :x

my front door has like a normal door handle that you can open from inside or outside unless its locked with the key, i dont like to lock the door with the key during the day incase of a fire or something but i guess i will have to now unless the landlords will fit a proper lock :whistling:

in a way i am glad i fell asleep cos if i had been awake and heard somebody i would have been straight downstairs, challenged them and prob end up hurt:-(

no real point to this other than to alert anyone else who may have a door like mine and doesnt see that they need to lock themselves up during the day:giggle:
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banned1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
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banned#1
you can fit a small device that one side is affixed to the wall and the other to the door and when the door is opened it will buzz.. a good idea for safety.

Have you cancelled all your cards and contacted the police ?
banned#2
ooooh now that sounds like a good idea!
thanks, any idea what they are called and where to get them from? b&q?

i didnt notice until i got back from school but as no glass or doors are broken then i assume it happened when i feel asleep, i had a mad search around the house incase my 1yr old had took them and hidden them then rang my bank at 4pm followed by the police.
bank were really nice about it but the woman at the police i spoke to didnt seem to believe me :-(
#3
someone walked into your house in the middle of the day?:shock:
banned#4
Spearmint
ooooh now that sounds like a good idea!
thanks, any idea what they are called and where to get them from? b&q?

i didnt notice until i got back from school but as no glass or doors are broken then i assume it happened when i feel asleep, i had a mad search around the house incase my 1yr old had took them and hidden them then rang my bank at 4pm followed by the police.
bank were really nice about it but the woman at the police i spoke to didnt seem to believe me :-(


yes you can If you have snags in finding one let me know as I can speak to the crime prevention person at our nick, but I am sure someone on here will post a link in about 10 seconds ish..

As for the woman at the station.. nothing new there then, did you get a crime ref number ? and what action are they going to take ?
banned#5
dunno
someone walked into your house in the middle of the day?:shock:


yeah between about 1:45pm and 3pm and i live in a 'supposed' safe rural village
banned#6
dog_cop
yes you can If you have snags in finding one let me know as I can speak to the crime prevention person at our nick, but I am sure someone on here will post a link in about 10 seconds ish..

As for the woman at the station.. nothing new there then, did you get a crime ref number ? and what action are they going to take ?


oh right, we have a steel door that sits in a thick wooden frame, edge of door is about 4-6" away from the wall, would that still work?

i only have an incident number at the moment, wont get a crime ref number until somebody either comes out or phones me to get more details.
she said she would pass the info onto CID and forensics and somebody will be in touch either tonight or tomorrow.
she seemed most annoyed that the front door handle has been touched by us, quite how else we were supposed to get in and out i dont know:giggle:
oh and i shouldnt have looked in my purse or my bag but i had i just left them on the floor my youngest would have played with them.
i doubt very much that 1 they'd get prints or 2 be able to match them to anyone
#7
dunno
someone walked into your house in the middle of the day?:shock:


One of the most common type of burglary in this day and age, especially in the summer when people leave their doors wide open ans sit out the back, criminals scour the area for this kind of thing and walkk past pop their head in and take what they can as quick as they can.
#8
dunno
someone walked into your house in the middle of the day?:shock:


I didn't atually think anyone would be brave enough to do that. Luckily my door has a latch thingy on it, so no unexpected intruders
#9
I fitted key and turn locks to the external doors of my mother's bungalow. On the outside you lock/unlock the door with a key and on the inside the door is locked/unlocked by turning a small wheel.

The fire brigade service like them because they can save lives. I like them because you don't need to leave the key in the door.

http://www.locksonline.co.uk/acatalog/2x19.jpg
#10
The buzzer thing has 2 halfs, one goes on the door, one on the door frame. When the circuit it broken it buzzes until you stop it. Will work no matter where the wall is. Will see if I can find one (Would be useful incase child trys to go out too)

We have a door that has a handle either side that go down, but the outside one doesnt actually do anything - can only open from the inside (outside if you have keys!) but isnt locked
banned 1 Like #11
Spearmint
oh right, we have a steel door that sits in a thick wooden frame, edge of door is about 4-6" away from the wall, would that still work?

i only have an incident number at the moment, wont get a crime ref number until somebody either comes out or phones me to get more details.
she said she would pass the info onto CID and forensics and somebody will be in touch either tonight or tomorrow.
she seemed most annoyed that the front door handle has been touched by us, quite how else we were supposed to get in and out i dont know:giggle:
oh and i shouldnt have looked in my purse or my bag but i had i just left them on the floor my youngest would have played with them.
i doubt very much that 1 they'd get prints or 2 be able to match them to anyone


you would be surprised what they would get but its always worth ago with the CSI`s plus you never know where they might try to use your cards, cctv might pick them up, but try not to touch too much and have a good old natter with your local old bill about the door buzzer thingy or let me know if you need any further info on it
1 Like #12
http://www.doorentryonline.co.uk/index.html?lang=en-uk&target=d19.html&lmd=39151.329236 The first one on that page is the sort of thing I was thinking of - will see if I can find any others

EDIT: http://www.mypreciouskid.com/wireless-door-alarm.html that site is better
banned#13
they may well be able to get prints off my purse cos made from that plasticky leather look stuff and i have only touched the outside, i only looked to see if they had taken money&my gift vouchers as well

i like the idea of the contact thingys in the short term but i am definitely going to try and get the type of lock changed for peace of mind
banned#14
ah thanks kelly, they sound useful in the short term, will see what i can get when we go shopping at the weekend and in the meantime i will be keeping as all locked up like criminals hehe
banned#15
I was looking around and found these
http://www.c-p-p.co.uk/product/asp/ProdID/2270/CtgID/1031/af/page.htm

http://www.c-p-p.co.uk/product/asp/ProdID/2363/CtgID/1031/af/page.htm

and looking at the price I suppose it could go on the deals main page but in all serious Ideal item , cheap if money is tight and a good short term measure
#16
whatever is happing to the world disgusting
#17
So sorry to hear of your misfortune Spearmint...unfortunately opportunist thieves are always on the prowl...my neighbour had his BMW nicked off his drive in broad daylight when he was in the garage...he had left his front door unlocked and someone opened the door saw the car keys on the hall table and helped themselves...he never saw the car again.

You can never be too careful so follow dog_cop's advice and have a word with your local crime prevention officer...I was burgled quite a few years ago and they offered excellent advice on how to make my home more secure...mind it really does cause concern that someone would enter a home during the day when occupied....suppose many of these crimes are to support a drug habit and that type of criminal is immune to any nervous disposition.

Just hope you avoid any financial loss and quickly recover from the trauma.
#18
OMG i hope your ok :-(
banned 1 Like #19
aww thanks dog cop that was kind of you, will see how long the new bank cards take to get here, they have unfortunately stopped my husbands as well temporarily even though he has his with him cos 1 of mine was to our joint account

Joshanna, i'm fine thanks and in a way glad i had fallen asleep!
#20
So sorry to hear your news. When my kids were younger we had doors similar to yours. I understand what you say about not wanting to leave a key in the door, or locking it up, but i used to have was a single key on a hook up too high for the kids to reach, but low enough for you or an adult to get to in an emergency. That was because i didn't want the kids to be able to just open the door if they were out of my sight; i had never even considered what has happened to you.
B#*#*#*s for what they have done, just glad that only seems to be replacable items which have been taken - hope you're okay
banned#21
oh no currychops, thats awful!!!

we should be ok cos if the bank cards were used before i rang and stopped them we will be able to do a visachargeback and any fees we get will be paid back just annoying in the short term having no cards or money
banned#22
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#23
Thanks for the rep :) I was just happy to help
banned#24
thats ok kelly, you took time to help little old me!

i would have found some eventually but had 3 kids to feed, 2 to get to brownies, cook whilst on phone etc lol
#25
Lol, plus you didnt know what to look for - was quicker and easier for me since I knew the sort of thing I was thinking of
banned#26
the local police just rang, the officer for our village this evening has 4 jobs to attend but they are 2 more coming on shift at 9pm but cant guarantee they will be able to attend so i said to leave it til the morning cos i am shattered anyway. they are sending forensics out tomorrow as well and i have been told to check that all the windows are shut properly incase they have left any loose to get back in. he hasnt heard of anything like this happening round here but is going to look into past crimes and get some leaflets made up to be posted locally.
banned#27
if you live in a small community or flats best to let then all know whats happened. I hate to be the bringer of doom and gloom but there is a likely hood that in the next 6/12 months they might try again, repeat burglaries do happen, so get your landlord sorted for better locks and think about neighbour hood watch etc and even the door alarms/chains etc, the summer months are a nightmare as people leave doors/windows open.

please dont get complacent
#28
We are a member of neighbourhood watch, but there are still plenty of crimes around (we find out about them in NHW leaflet) people opposite lost 2 cars, one of which they were only looking after while someone was on holiday, when someone hooked the keys through the letter box from a table by the door
banned#29
i live in a small village but on the main road in and out with over 100 houses either side of the road, mostly terraced so we are quite overlooked.

i never have the front windows open when we are out in the garden and i do lock the front door then cos our garden is quite long, when i go out all windows are shut, even the upstairs. the back door is always locked so i dont forget to lock it when i go out, except when the children are in the garden playing.
the gate has a wheelie bin against it garden side so would be really noisy if somebody tried to get through that way.
other than locking the front door i think we do everything else mentioned, unless you can think of something that i havent?

thanks for all the advice, really appreciate it
#30
Lock on garage/shed??? They have valuable stuff in, and stuff that can be used to help them into your house.

get an alarm box, even if you dont have an alarm - if you do have an alarm then make sure the box is cleaned, a filthy alarm box suggests that you dont use the alarm as it isnt serviced
banned#31
good thinking, we never did get round to a padlock for the shed - shall add that to the shopping list
#32
Sorry to hear your tale Spearmint :-(
#33
Wow....that's bad news

I tried to find the door alarm our local cop shop was giving away and I cannot find it on the web, strange that!! but it is made by FRIEDLAND and is called a DOOR CONTACT ALARM and has the following numbers on it NOVAR ED&S, 45397PL Ed.1 and F0413 as I said I have done all the searches possible and cannot find a photo of it but it is about the size of your keys, and can be mounted by double sided tape, it has two alarm tones, one nice ding dong and one siren/muggers type shrill. We also got one for the garage from the cop shop as well so it might be something that is only available for the Law boys.

Did you have any spare door/car keys taken that might have been lying around, and lifted as well, hope not.

When we were 'raided' I changed all the external locks the following day and put the old ones in a bag and said that when we leave here we will change the locks and take the 'new' ones with us and put the old one back, so not really money wasted but peace of mind that no one can get in now.

Here it is and i hope it is not the same one that Dog said, the photo does no justice with regards to the size but here goes-

http://www.c-p-p.co.uk/product/asp/ProdID/2117/CtgID/1033/af/_images/products/Home_Office/Window_Security/Full_Images/window_alarm_with_chime.jpg

And here is the page http://www.c-p-p.co.uk/product/asp/ProdID/2117/CtgID/1033/af/page.htm

and it only costs [SIZE=6]£5.00[/SIZE][SIZE=2] a very small cost to pay for a very noisy scare'r[/SIZE]
#34
#35
one of the security points covered in the programme 'beat the burglar', was advising people to chain their wheelie bins to a drainpipe or another secure object, as it seems that the more blatent thieves are using wheelie bins to cart away their spoils in!!
#36
jelli89
one of the security points covered in the programme 'beat the burglar', was advising people to chain their wheelie bins to a drainpipe or another secure object, as it seems that the more blatent thieves are using wheelie bins to cart away their spoils in!!


:w00t: OMG never thought of that.
#37
Crazy1
Wow....that's bad news

Did you have any spare door/car keys taken that might have been lying around, and lifted as well, hope not.


I was going to mention that - make sure all your house keys/car keys are accounted for.

The most important thing though is that you and your child/children are okay...

I live in a rural area in a small town but as people are a bit more relaxed here it makes them/us easy targets. We had an attempted burglary two years ago and it was criminals from a city 40 miles away. Police told us it was pretty common for them to target small rural towns...
banned 1 Like #38
ok as i was thinking whilst I was painting, indirectly your council tax goes towards the police, I thought of some ideas that might be usefull for you all, but please do bare in mind if a thief wants to steal something they will try their hardest to break in what ever...

Ok

identifiable property....what is it? well everyone has a mobile phone... whats the IMI number of your phone? , the number indicative to your phone, so register it somewhere , you can do it on line somewhere ( link anyone?) so now when you have your phone recovered and we ( the police) have the number we can say its yours and Mr thief is stuck then!!

Ok on the same subject... who knows the serial number of their Xbox, Wii, PS3? same again.. register it, keep it safe, or even mark it somewhere only you know with your postcode/d.o.b or something only YOU know you can buy one of those little etching drill from B&q for a few pound, so again we get an xbox back etc and we have something You can say/tell us its yours.... BINGO

So the thread is, if its NOT identifiable... proof of the theft or returning it to the rightfull owner is hard, you have heard of police auctions now you know why.

Mark your property

Ok who like me collects valuable china ( royal doulton? ) anything limited edition comes with a certificate, keep them safe, plus the real killer and its so easy, most of us have digtal cameras/phones, so take a pic use an online storage ( yahpoo etc) and if you ever get broken intoand your items stolen you can give me a picture of said item,how do you think the pictures appear on crime watch ?

So something for you all to think about If you want any advice etc please feel free to ask , I dont bite.

OH one final thing, and this is most important... If you ever see anything suspicious, please please please either ring your neighbour hood watch ( sus cars sus men wandering around your road) or ring the police and let us know, as I say, there are not enough of the men and women in blue and your all our ears and eyes out there and that one piece of info can lead to something a lot bigger

Sleep safe :-D

So thats enough tips for now give it some thought...
1 Like #39
i can't remember if it was on this site or another, but on the subject of security, we are all told about not leaving valuables on display in your car, but also to remember not to leave your sat.nav. dock either on the windscreen, or allow a build up of tell tale suction 'circles'. Also, do not have your default home address as your actual - just maybe a road or a couple or roads from your home
#40
So sad to read of what happened to you........

You have received plenty of genuine and helpfull advice to follow up from other fellow HDUK members. So, I will just say I was so sad to read what happened but, glad you and yours are all ok at the end of the day.

There are some truely horrid individuals out there but as you can see from the response to your posting equally there are good, genuine and decent people out there too.

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