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Technoprevention

Secure your home against burglars
Secure your home against burglars

The burglary prevention adviser (previously known as the technoprevention adviser) advises you on how best to protect your premises from unwanted intruders. This service is completely free of charge. The burglary prevention adviser carries out an inspection of your premises and gives you personalised advice tailored to your budget.

Secure your home

  • Always lock all doors and windows before you leave your premises. This is the easiest way to protect yourself from burglars.
  • Make sure that all entry points are robustly protected (cylinder locks, security switches, door frames).
Useful tips

Burglars will rarely spend more than three minutes trying to break in to any premises, so slowing down their progress is often the best way to deter them. They want to get in and out quickly and they don’t like light or noise. By focusing on these measures you can continue to keep them out.

Advice tailored to your needs

The burglary prevention adviser provides specialised advice tailored to all types of private and public space, including homes, retail space, offices and workshops.
All advice is provided free of charge regardless of whether you are a tenant, owner, trader or self-employed person. The burglary prevention adviser will draw up a report based on an inspection of your premises to help you quickly take simple but effective security measures.

Contact the burglary prevention adviser in your commune or police district.

Free advice tailored to your needs.

How to protect your home against burglary

There are three types of measure you can take to secure your home, based on vigilance, visibility and technology.

Claim a financial reward or a tax break

Some communes offer a financial reward to residents who take measures to improve the security of their home. And a 30% tax break (worth up to 730 euros) is given on all investments in security.
For more information, contact your burglary prevention office or visit the FPS Home Affairs website (FR/NL).

Links

  • Safety and Prevention -  FPS Home Affairs website: www.besafe.ibz.be (FR/NL)
  • Vigilis - private safety and security: vigilis.ibz.be (FR/NL)
  • Register a surveillance camera with the Privacy Commission: www.privacycommission.be (FR/NL)
  • You can complete the following formalities online at Police-on-web:
    • register a complaint for some offences (theft of a bicycle, theft of a motorbike, shoplifting, all types of vandalism, graffiti)
    • register a declaration of absence (property surveillance request)
    • register an alarm installation.
    www.police-on-web.be (FR/NL)