It is a well known fact that the average domestic garage is a literal treasure trove of valuable items such as power tools, mowers, bikes and many other expensive household essentials and as a result they are commonly targeted by criminals looking to make some easy money through little effort.
Security expert assess property following a burglary through conservatory and marks it out of ten…
Remember insurance doesn’t often pay out on unlocked property. So make sure all of your property is securely locked and your belongings inside. Summer time is especially busy for ‘crooks’. Always have house doors and windows locked but only use deadlocks when you aren’t in the house. Garages and sheds need to be locked at all times.
You can be pro-active and implement simple safeguards to avoid opportunistic thefts
. These thieves prefer items that are easy to carry and or are easiest to part with for cash.
Nobody wants their home to be burgled, home owners who want to reduce their chances of coming home to a nasty surprise need to understand what makes a property attractive to burglars and take steps to make their home look like more of a challenge than it’s worth.
As the dark, winter months come rolling in, it’s time to think about home security and how we can ensure extra safety precautions for both family and property. The festive season is renowned for increased burglaries with the onset of dark evenings providing perfect cover and ample opportunity for thieves to thrive in. There are many things one can do to thwart or divert criminal activity, and often it’s the small things that delay their efforts that make them give up and go elsewhere. Following some simple guidelines can mean the difference between a nasty (and often costly) experience and peace of mind so here’s a few tips on how to make your home a safe haven this year.