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October 28, 2016
Stay Secure as the Clocks Change this Autumn

Stay Secure as the Clocks Change this AutumnMany burglaries take place under the cover of darkness, so it’s no surprise that there’s an approximate 20% increase during the winter months.

As the clocks go back this weekend, we thought it’d be an ideal time to remind you of a few things you can do to prevent crime over the coming months.

Simple Security Tips

Although we don’t want to scare you into action, as crime prevention experts we know there are some very simple things you can do for free, or very cheaply, that will help protect your home, family, business and assets from being targeted by intruders.

Timer Switches
Make your home look occupied by using timer switches to turn lights, radios, TVs etc. on and off.

Intruder Alarms
If you have one for your home or business, use it. Intruder alarms are the main deterrent for burglars.

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

Trim Bushes
Trim all your bushes on the approach to your front door so no one will be able to hide behind them.

Double Lock 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 Correct Locks
Make sure you have the correct locks on your main entry and exit doors. If you’re not sure whether yours are OK, contact us for a free, no obligation survey.

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

Don’t be Distracted
Be aware of people trying to distract you away from your property, especially during the early evenings. They may have an accomplice ready to enter your house or business.

If you have any questions about security for your home or business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and request your free security audit. You can call us on 01908 483233 or 01205 449399, alternatively you can email us at or contact us via any of our social media channels.

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