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October 23, 2015
Prevent Burglaries as the Clocks go Back

Prevent burglaries as the clocks go back this autumnDid you know that burglaries increase by approximately 20% during winter months? Don’t let your home be part of this year’s statistics.

As the clocks go back this weekend, our evenings will get darker earlier. An hour may not seem long, but it gives burglars more time and therefore more opportunities to break into homes under the cover of darkness.

Crime Prevention Experts

As crime prevention experts with criminal justice backgrounds, we know making your home look occupied dramatically reduces the chance of opportunist theft, because we’ve spoken to many offenders over the years.

Thankfully, there are plenty of simple, free or cheap solutions to make your home look occupied. Don’t let your home be a victim of crime this autumn. Here are a few quick and easy ideas to help you keep your home and family safe and secure.

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. Intruder alarms are the main deterrent for burglars.

Consider your exterior

Do you have any bushes that burglars could hide behind as they work on your front door? Are people lit as they approach your property?

Light your pathway

Install a sensor light so your pathway and front door are lit as someone approaches.

Distraction burglary

Be aware of people trying to distract you away from your home, especially during the early evenings. They may have an accomplice ready to enter your house.

Double lock your doors

Double lock your doors wherever possible. Remember if you have a UPVC door, lifting the handle does not lock the door. Lift the handle, then lock the door with a key.

Use the correct locks

Make sure you have the correct locks on your main entry and exit door. If you’re not sure whether yours are the right ones, contact us for a free, no obligation survey.

Lock all doors and windows

This may sound obvious but always double check your doors and windows are shut and locked securely when you leave your property.

If you have any questions about security for your home or business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01908 483233 or 01205 449399, alternatively you can email us at

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