Trick or treat!
When it comes to your home security, you don't want to be tricked.
If you are out trick-or-treating tonight don't forget to lock all doors & windows and turn on your security system before heading out!
Darker nights, unfortunately brings an increase in burglaries. 61% of burglaries take place between 6pm and 6am, with 30% of all residential burglaries happening 6pm to midnight.
Here are some handy tips to secure your home this winter...
Using automatic timer-switches to turn lights on is not only good for when you are away, but can also be beneficial in the winter months with its long nights. You might also want to consider fitting a motion sensor flood light at your front door.
In most burglaries, criminals break into properties through the door, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in. Make sure your doors are strong and secure by investing in Smart door locks ! The seamlessly integrate technology automatically locks the door and alerts you via an app when the door is unlocked.
Fit window locks with keys to all downstairs windows and those upstairs that are easy to reach. 29% of burglars enter through a window, with over a third through an unlocked one.
You could also invest in wireless image sensors that takes a picture when motion is detected and sends it straight to your phone.
Secure your property's perimeters, ensuring fences and brushes are well maintained and side gates are locked.
Don’t leave any tools or garden equipment lying outside of your home which could be used to gain entry.
If you are lucky enough to own valuable jewellery, a small safe could be a wise investment.
Hide your keys, especially car keys. It's bad enough if someone steals items from your home, but don't gift them your car as well!
A basic security system will set you back as little as £36! It’s a no brainer surely, especially when you consider that 95% of burglaries across the UK go unsolved.
Happy Halloween - keep safe!