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BURGLARY REDUCTION CAMPAIGNS

 

LSH works closely with our partner organisations to help raise awareness of important, relevant issues that can impact on students and private student accommodation providers. As part of our ongoing commitment to student safety in accredited properties, we continue to promote our burglary reduction campaigns which all incorporate our key safety messages and aim to raise awareness amongst students.

 

We distribute campaign materials to students in our office and at events we attend, as well as through social media communication via Facebook and Twitter.

 

If you are a LSH accredited landlord/agent and would like any of our campaign materials, please email LSH@liverpool.ac.uk or call 0151 794 3296.

 

NOW SECURE THE WINDOW!


Don't invite unwanted guests into your home by leaving your windows unsecured. Thieves operate day and night.

 

Opening the windows to ventilate your home is important to prevent mould and damp. Secure your UPVC window by only opening to the first stage locking point. If you leave the room or the house, secure fully by locking the window with the key.

 

We advise students to speak to their landlord or agent if they are unsure about how to use the first stage locking point, or if keys are missing.

 

 

 

NOW LOCK THE DOOR!


Look out for our door stickers and key rings reminding students to use their keys to lock UPVC doors properly.

 

 

Top tips for keeping your home secure:

  • Lock all external doors even when you are at home. When you go out close all windows 

  • If any locks are faulty, speak to your landlord to get them fixed

  • Be careful who you let into the communal areas and don't let people follow you into the property if you don't know who they are

  • Don't leave your valuables on show

  • Don't leave the packaging from expensive goods you have bought outside next to your bin, instead take it to a recycling bin or to the tip

  • If there is access at the back of the property, always make sure that gates are locked and fences are secure

  • Leaving for the holidays? Take your valuables with you or arrange to leave them with friends or family until you return

Students can register their valuables on www.immobilise.com, where they can record all of the serial numbers of their goods. If they are stolen the Police will work with second hand stores to try and retrieve their belongings.

 

LSH provides accredited landlords/agents with stickers which can be placed on internal doors and windows. The intention of the stickers is to provide a permanent reminder to tenants to keep windows and doors secured. Leaflets and key fobs are also available for providers to distribute to tenants. If any LSH accredited provider would like to order any of the materials please get in touch and we can either post them to you or you can collect from our office. All are free of charge.

 

 

NO TO LET BOARDS 


Do you really need letting boards to advertise your accommodation?

 

         

 

If you own or manage rented properties in the Smithdown Road area of the student market you will be familiar with the pilot scheme agreed locally to stop 'To Let Boards' being displayed. 

 

Whilst a large percentage of landlords/agents view this as detrimental to their marketing activities it would be hard not to agree that the area as a whole looks and feels like a more established community without streets of advertising boards. 

 

The endless 'To Let Boards' were deemed by local policing as highlighting student properties as an easy target for burglars.

 

The perception of letting boards in an area are:

 

    * They provide opportunist burglars with an easy means of identifying student accommodation

    * Numerous boards have a negative impact on the street scene

 

The 'No To Let Boards' campaign is aimed at highlighting accredited landlords/agents who are committed to NOT displaying To Let notices outside of the their dwellings.

 

                                    

 

A 'No To Let Signs' stamp can be displayed on property adverts if you already don't use letting boards or are happy to stop using them.This will allow students to be able to identify whether properties on our website will have letting boards displayed outside or not. 

 

TAILGATING


Tailgating into buildings has been a historic issue and following consultation with providers in the city, LSH are working with accredited private halls to continue to raise awareness amongst the student community of this problem. We have sent our tailgating campaign packs out to LSH accredited larger dweliings across the city, which includes two varieties of our poster campaign, allowing providers to choose which they feel would be most appropriate for the development. The pack also includes leaflets to be displayed on noticeboards and across building.

 

To support this campaign, we are asking providers, to whom we have sent campaign materials, to share images of the posters in situ (and other positive steps taken to prevent tailgating) directly with us and via their social media channels.

 

The key message to students is 'If you don't know the person who is walking in behind you, then don't hold the door open for them or give them an easy way in!'

 

This is an issue all year round, but particularly during busy moving in and moving out periods, including freshers, where students will have lots of valuables on show. Students are advised that if they suspect any intruders then they should report them immediately to a member of the on-site halls staff or by calling the emergency number for your building.

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