Tips to keep your home and belongings safe

Although Liverpool is a relatively safe place to live, to help keep your student home and belongings safe while here, we wanted to remind you of some key safety tips.

Protect your property and personal belongings

To keep your property and belongings safe, follow these top tips:

  • If you are leaving the house, remember to always lock all doors and windows and activate any house alarms. When you are at home, all external doors and windows should be locked – this includes before you go to bed.
  • Light timers are a good way of making it appear that the house or flat is occupied
  • Make sure that any valuables are not in view. Close curtains at night. You can also register your possessions for free with Immobilise, the national property register
  • Don’t leave laptops, tablets, or phones unattended, even in the library.
  • Be vigilant when using your phone when out and about; only use it for calls if necessary. Try to keep your phone out of sight.
  • If you live in a flat or shared accommodation, make sure you know who is following you in to the building
  • Prevent flooding – know where your main stop valve is. Follow the winter weather advice from United Utilities
  • Don’t leave the packaging from expensive goods you have bought outside next to your bin, instead, take it to a recycling bin or tip.
  • Always lock your bike (even if you are leaving it for a few minutes). Use the University’s bike pods. Each of these compounds are fitted with lighting, a panic alarm and are gated with a proximity card access and always use a D lock to secure your bike.
  • You can also register your bike with our bike protection scheme. This police approved database is free of charge to use, for details see the website.

Further information

For more information and advice about protecting your personal belongings and property, contact our friendly Campus Support team on 0151 794 3252 or visit the Liverpool Student Homes website. The University also has a dedicated Police Officer who works alongside our Campus Support Services team and can offer practical safety advice and support regarding any potential crime related issues. Further details can be found on the Campus Support webpages.