Key fishing burglaries on the rise. Over the last couple of months I have noticed an increase in key fishing through letterboxes. Thieves are retrieving keys from inside locks or nearby work surfaces or tables using fishing rods, sticks or canes. Once the keys are obtained a thief can silently break in and take any valuables, including cars. It is advisable to never leave your house keys in the door lock or anywhere they can be seen through a letterbox or window ( this includes car keys).
A sure fire way to prevent would be burglars from attempting key fishing is to install a letterbox guard to the interior side of your letterbox. they are affordable and an easy DIY job. They simply attach to the existing screw holes and prevent the inside flap from opening wide enough to put hands or ‘fishing tools’ through.