Burglaries surge after the clocks go back
Data shows that theft insurance claims increase by around 38% once British Summer Time ends. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent being part of this statistic and a victim of crime and Chris Lewis have collected ten of the best for you.
1. Burglars don’t tend to target homes that are occupied, so use timers for lights to turn them on at certain times, or consider smart lighting options that are controllable from your phone. Smart lighting can also be integrated with smart security systems and sound systems so you can control everything from your phone. You could also turn the radio or TV on if you are out of the house overnight.
2. Make sure valuable items cannot be easily seen from outside when you leave the house and always draw your curtains at night.
3. Visible burglar alarms and security lighting are great deterrents – just make sure your alarms are switched on when you’re out and your security lights don’t disturb your neighbours.
4. Get a professional maintenance check and test your security lighting, motion sensors or CCTV cameras on a regular basis. Bad weather can damage outdoor equipment, and you may not notice until it’s too late.
When the nights draw in it’s more important than ever to make sure your home is properly secure. If you want to relax over winter, take our advice and follow these tips to protect your home this winter.
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