“The main problem lies with cylinder locks”, according to Veerle Dejonghe of the Burglary Prevention Division. “We checked the locks when the students weren’t in. A recurring problem were protruding cylinders. If it protrudes by more than 2 mm, it can be opened very easily.”
The owners of the unsafe accommodation are advised to install new locks.
The students who were home during the safety campaign were treated to burglary prevention tips by the police.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica