As the days warm up we need to be more mindful of our home security. To follow are some great tips for Protecting your Property, People and Privacy:-
Considerable more burglaries take place during summer evenings, so be wary of leaving windows open on a warm night when you go to bed, are outside or in the pool.
Don’t leave valuable items in reach of an open window or cat flap if you have one – i.e. keys, wallets/purses, bags, mobile phones or iPads. Purchase a home safe from as little as $ 99.00.
Install a monitored home alarm, so that if the worst happens and there is a break in, you can be alerted quickly and a response team can attend. The siren box and security signage on the outside of your home act as an excellent visual deterrent.
After a day in the garden, remember to put tools and toys in a locked shed or garage overnight as expensive outdoor equipment can be a very tempting proposition for opportunistic thieves.
Caravans and motorhomes are also at risk during the summer months. Ensure all doors and widows are secure.
Always lock your doors and windows, even when you’re at home or in the garden – it only takes a minute for a burglar to sneak in.
Checking in’ at holiday locations on social media or posting holiday photos can be risky, offering an open invitation to criminals, so take the time to check your settings. Also ensure you have some one house sit or visit regularly creating a constant flow of traffic. Have your mail collected and your bin put away.