Did you know that the last 3 months of the year and the first 3 months of the year see the highest number of break-ins at homes? It’s all because burglars like to work under the cover of darkness. This is where they believe they cannot be seen or caught. These darker evenings are essential times that you should be protecting your home. After all, this is the time when criminals are more likely to try and break into your home.
With this in mind, we want you to feel safe in your home, even on those dark nights. In this blog post we share some tips to help you with protecting your home in darker evenings. This means that you, your home and your family are safe.
Whether you are at home or staying away, always set your intruder alarm. This is even the case if you are just popping out. No matter how long you are out of your home, make sure your intruder alarm is set. This means that your home is protected, regardless of how long you aren’t at home.
Keep your doors and windows locked at all times. Whenever you leave the house, double check that the doors and windows are locked. Make sure the last person to bed each night also double checks the doors and windows are firmly locked.
Invest in a smart plug to have lights switch on at set times or a radio turns on. This will help passers-by think that the home is occupied. In turn, this will help to deter potential criminals who are looking for an easy, empty home to target.
Ideally, do not store any large amounts of money in your home, or expensive jewellery. However, if you have to, make sure you have a safe. A safe hidden away with your home will make it harder for thieves to steal these items. It will also reduce the ease of theft and take more time too – giving them more time to be spotted or caught in the act.
Be careful when using ladders to clean the gutters or put-up festive decorations. Make sure you put ladders away safely. Not only are ladders an attractive belonging to be stolen, but they can also be used to break into your home or nearby homes.
Need help protecting your home in the darker evenings? Call our home security experts now.