[from Londra gazete]
Police count on deadlocks for locals
HARRINGAY’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team have arranged to fix mortice
HARRINGAY’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team have arranged to fix mortice deadlocks in selected properties in Wightman Road North London.
Officers say that over 70 per cent of burglaries in the N4 and N8 areas of Wightman Road in the first six months of this year occurred by entering the front doors of properties.
Of over 160 properties surveyed, 25 premises either did not have a mortice deadlock fitted or it was broken.
The team are visiting these premises to establish whether they would like to have a lock fitted, which will be provided by the Harringay Safer Neighbourhoods team.
Last week, the team provided eight households with brand new locks, which were fitted by carpenters contracted by the landlords. More houses are due to have locks fitted this week.
Sgt Ian Pyles from Harringay Safer Neighbourhoods team said:
“Having a night-latch lock is not secure enough on its own, as it can be easily ‘slipped’ or the door can be forced open with little effort. Residents have a responsibility to ensure they take every step to prevent them becoming a victim of burglary. By assisting in improving the security of these homes, we will hopefully see a reduction in burglary in Harringay Ward.“