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October 25, 2014
The clocks are going back!
Protecting your Property as the Clocks go back Alarm2As the clocks go back this weekend, we thought it would be an ideal time to tell you about a few quick and easy things you can do to prevent being a victim of burglary.Did you know that burglaries increase by around 20% during winter months?Every year, burglaries increase as the nights draw in. More hours of darkness means more time undercover for burglars, which can lead to your house being vulnerable if you’re not careful. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to prevent your home from being part of the statistic.

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.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 when possible. If you have a UPVC door, remember 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 OK, 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.

Call us on -01908 483233 or 01205 449399 for more information on improving home security.

 

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