What to do after a burglary

TMN have successfully helped hundreds of people with their locksmithing solutions since 2010. Our services are 24 hours a day, every day. We are particularly renowned as being the fastest locksmiths Northampton has for fast reaction following a burglary or break in.

It is awful experiencing a burglary; you’re likely not in a good place emotionally following the discovery. What you must remember is how important it is to immediately try and put everything back together as quickly as possible. What follows after a burglary is crucial and can help you to feel comfortable and confident again in your property.

Firstly, you must call the police and file a report. It is the first thing you should do because filing it will put the incident in records, therefore helping you claim insurance. Reporting it also increases the potential of finding the culprit and possibly retrieve your belongings.

If you arrive home to discover a burglary has taken place do not go into it to make the phone call to the police. It’s also advised to not touch anything in your home before police have arrived; otherwise this may destroy key evidence. It’s crucial you make a complete list of what was stolen too.

Next it is a good idea to get in touch with your insurance company. If you do make a claim, there is a high chance you can get a decent amount of money back.

Once the burglary has been documented it’s time to clean up. Anything that has been broken, strewn about, or marked needs to be cleaned up. Broken windows or doors can be boarded up until a repairman can come.

To prevent any future burglaries TMN Locksmiths can safeguard your home. We offer a range of security upgrades to suit different requirements. Most break-ins happen using the front or back door so you should consider buying an upgraded lock. There are also motion sensitive lights for outside of your home that can deter thieves. Installing a dummy camera may also do the trick if your budget won’t allow you to purchase CCTV.

If you have experienced a burglary, or just wish to be prepared anyway, consider getting in touch with us. We are always happy to help our clients have peace of mind and deliver excellent services every time. When it comes to locksmiths Northampton property owners can always trust in us to offer a great solution for them, 24 hours a day.