North Yorkshire Police has become the first UK force to publish an iBook to help keep their communities safe from criminals.

The innovative iBook, called Securing Your Home, features 60 pages of crime prevention advice and can be downloaded from the iTunes store or the North Yorkshire Police website.

The interactive tool contains hundreds of tips on how to protect your home, including chapters on bogus callers, burglary prevention, property marking, vehicle security and rural crime.

Other useful features include videos from officers and PCSOs discussing their top crime prevention tips, links to useful online resources like and an interactive safety checklist to help make your home as safe as possible.

There is also detailed technical information available about doors, windows, lighting and burglar alarms.

The iBook is compatible with the iPad and the iPad Mini and will soon be available for other devices such as iPhone and Android.

North Yorkshire Police’s digital media officer Tom Stirling said: “We are always looking for new, innovative ways to communicate with the public and get crime prevention messages across in the most effective way possible.”

To download the free iBook, just search for North Yorkshire Police on iTunes or visit northyorkshire.