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December 16, 2014
Keeping your Home safe this Christmas

Keep your presents safe this Christmas

Christmas is a great time of year for most of us, but it’s also the most lucrative time of year for burglars. Burglaries are horrendous whenever they happen, but can you imagine having to explain to your child that they won’t get the present they really wanted this year because it’d been stolen?

It really needn’t come to this as there are plenty of ways you can protect your home, belongings and those all-important Christmas gifts. Let’s buy presents for our friends and family this year, not thieves.

Make your home look occupied
Use timer switches to turn lights, radios, TVs etc. on and off.

Use your house alarm
If you have one, use it. Alarms are the main deterrent for burglars.

Keep windows and doors locked
Don’t give burglars easy access during the day or night.

Don’t leave keys out for family or friends
Burglars know the types of places you’ll leave a key. Don’t give them an easy access.

Don’t feed Christmas lights through open windows
Use solar or battery operated exterior Christmas lights or install outdoor electrical sockets.

Don’t leave parcel delivery notes on your door
Tell couriers in advance where to leave goods you’ve ordered online.

Keep valuables out of site
Burglars will look through windows. Don’t leave keys or valuables in sight.

Don’t leave boxes out for the rubbish collection
Don’t show thieves all the gadgets, clothes and jewellery you’ve got in your home.

Don’t post whereabouts on social media
Don’t advertise your home is empty by posting where you are on social media

Christmas is a time for fun and laughter, not distress and despair. Let’s keep it that way. Merry Christmas everyone!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers in 2014 – here’s to a safe and secure 2015.

If you need any help or advice about securing your home, please call us on 01908 483233 or 01205 449399. For more hints and tips, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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