Security Update January

We have reports of attempted break ins over the Christmas period. These have been reported during the day time. While the Gardai are aware of the break ins, we ask that you remain vigilant.



These are straightforward steps to minimize the risk of burglary:

  • Contact Ratharfarnham Garda station if you notice anything suspicious in the area.
  • Secure all windows and doors.
  • Install a monitored alarm.
  • Light up your home and use timer switches when out.
  • Fit a door viewer/chain/limiter.
  • Keep your front and back doors locked day and night.
  • Don’t keep spare keys outside – instead ensure your neighbour has a spare key for emergencies.
  • Photograph your personal belongings, e.g. jewellery and keep these on file.
  • Do not open your door to anyone before you’ve checked who it is and what they want.
  • Mark your property and record serial numbers where appropriate.
  • Do not leave strangers unattended at your door.
  • Ensure your back door is locked when you answer a call to your front door.
  • Do not keep large amounts of cash at home.
  • Know your neighbours, develop rapport and offer to keep an eye on each other’s homes,
    especially when away