Taking extra precautions to secure your home will keep the happy holiday memories in and the fear of theft out.

 

 

Over a million individuals were prosecuted for burglary last year. Millions more are likely to have been unrecorded or settled outside of court. A noticeable number of these incidents occurred during the winter months. Criminals use the darker nights and shorter days to break into poorly defended homes.

 

To deter and defend against a Christmas nightmare, you should take some precautions when securing your home, these can include:

Ensure you have good quality locks on your windows.

Windows are among the most common entry points for thefts. Making sure that your locks are in good working order is imperative to keeping your home secure. If your windows use key locks, ensure that the locking mechanism only works for your key and it engages properly. You should also check for small gaps, as these can be prised open with a variety of equipment.

Update your doors.

If your front and back doors are showing their age, it may be time to consider replacing them. Forced entry attacks are not uncommon and an old door is far less likely to resist an attempt of one. The general wear and tear of day-to-day use also cause doors to develop weak points, such as small gaps around the frame. If you feel your doors are a potential flaw in the defense of your home, it may be time to upgrade.

Finding weak points in your home.

Every home is different, there are elements of your home that are unique to you. As such, it is important to take the time to do a top-to-bottom check of your home. Conservatories, if you have one for example, can be full of small security risks that can jeopardize the safety of your home.

Expert advice on protecting your home

Keeping your home safe and secure can be a daunting and complicated process. Having expert-approved security is a quick and easy way to keep your home protected. To book a free consultation with one of our security specialists, fill out our contact form or call us on 012966 14440

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