Research shows that insurance claims peak every year during the winter season. This is because it’s the time of year when burglary rates rise. It’s important that you have the right home insurance in place, so you are protected from home burglaries. However, you also need to keep you home safe and sound in the winter to hep to avoid the home burglaries altogether.
In this blog post we look at the home burglary risks that winter months presents and how you can keep your home safe and sound from them.
Home burglaries spike every year at winter time. This is because criminals enjoy working under the cover of darkness, and there is a lot more darkness at this time of year. It’s also a time of year when some homeowners are away visiting family or on holidays seeing European Christmas markets. In addition, it is a time of the year when people have lots of expensive gifts in their home, and they are often on show under the tree.
There is a financial loss when it comes to home burglaries, and this is something that an insurance company can help with. However, we want to protect homeowners from the distress and upset of knowing a stranger has been in your home. This is why we want to help you keep your home safe and sound this winter.
It’s important to remember the basic home safety measures. You may open the window to have Christmas lights outside you home, but is the window properly closed? Make sure you have a designated person that checks the windows and doors at the end of each day. In addition, the last person to go to bed needs to double check windows and doors and closed and locked too.
If you have expensive or precious jewellery in your home that you don’t wear all the time, you might want to consider a home safe. This will better protect your special jewellery and belongings. You may also pay less for your insurance premium too.
The shorter days mean darker evenings too. Many of us are out for longer on darker evenings too, especially during the festive period. You may want to consider investing in a time-switch light. This way lights can turn on at a set time and it will look like the home is occupied. This will often be enough to deter a potential criminal.
Adding a home security system to your home will also help keep your home safe and sound this winter. It could be security lighting, CCTV surveillance cameras or intruder alarms. These will all help to deter criminals that don’t want to be caught in the act. Criminals hate lighting, noise, and the threat of being caught or having evidence against them. This is where our home security systems can really help to protect your home.