With Christmas fast approaching (57 days to be precise) & burglary rates set to soar, now is certainly the time to take into consideration improving or adding to your home security setup. We have put together 5 simple tips to help your family avoid becoming victims this Christmas.
Going Away This Christmas?
Off on holiday this Christmas? Be wary of posting updates on social media declaring your holidays as this can act as an invite to opportunist burglars. If thieves know the exact dates that your property will be unoccupied, they will know exactly when they will be undisturbed.
Beware Of The Rubbish You Leave Outside
TV’s, Ipads and other electrical equipment make great presents at Christmas. Be careful when disposing of the packaging, as leaving it outside for the bin men can alert thieves to your brand new gadgets. The less the thieves know the better!
Outdoor Decorations That Can Shelter Opportunist Burglars
We all love to decorate our homes and gardens during the festive period. Be careful not to cover windows or vulnerable doorways as decorations can act as cover for petty burglars looking for easy access to your property.
Light Up The Night With Motion Detector Lights
With burglary rates at their highest during Christmas, installing outdoor security lights to dark, vulnerable areas can deter burglars from trying to gain access to your property. For around £35 you can get yourself a hard-wearing and durable LED floodlight with PIR sensor that will provide instant illumination to a variety of outdoor domestic and commercial spaces.
Opportunist burglars have and always will look for easy to access properties. Whether that is through vulnerable windows/doors, or through the knowledge that your property is empty. Following any of the tips above is a sure-fire way of reducing the risk of your property being burgled this Christmas. Retractable security grilles are a great way of protecting doors or windows that may be at risk of posing an easy entry point to potential burglars.