With the holiday season just around the corner, many houses are filled with expensive gifts wrapped up in preparation for Christmas Day.
As a result, burglaries often spike at this time of year. So it’s important to protect your home as best as you can.
Here’s how to keep your home safe this holiday season.
Consider the appearance of your home
Your home is more likely to be a target for burglars if it looks unoccupied. Keep a car on your driveway or fit a timer to inside lights to give the impression someone’s home, especially if you’re planning on going away to get some much-needed winter sun.
Don’t leave spare keys outside
Leaving a spare key under a mat or plant pot can be handy for relatives who regularly pop by, however, burglars may also check these places too. Keep spare keys well out of reach or invest in a key deposit box to keep them locked away from any unwanted visitors.
Install a security light
External lights that come on automatically when they detect movement will help to discourage any potential burglars. Plus, the bright light will also alert you, so you can be prepared if anyone is lurking outside your home.
Get a burglar alarm
It’s surprising how many homeowners either still don’t have a house alarm or simply choose not to use one. Although an alarm cannot prevent entry into your home, they’re still highly recommended to help deter burglars and reduce your risk of being burgled.
Keep valuables out of sight
Burglars tend to be opportunists, which means if you leave any valuables in sight, your home is more likely to be targeted. Make sure you keep your personal belongings and any Christmas presents well hidden.
Update your windows and doors
More often than not, your windows and doors will be the prime target for burglars, but thanks to advanced technology, modern windows and doors are now more secure than ever. Updating your windows and doors will ensure you have the very best protection available, especially if you opt for our Secured By Design accredited window products.
There’s never been a better time to upgrade your windows and doors as you can now save up to 30% OFF our entire range in the Permaframe Sale. Request a free quote today and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.
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