Holiday season equates to burglary season

Holiday season equates to burglary season

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However keen you are to take a trip abroad or a weekend jaunt to the country, make sure your home is secure before you leave. As the weather gets warmer we are inclined to get a little more lapsed about home security – forgetting to close windows, leaving patio doors open etc. These are all open invitations to burglars. The longer you are away, the … more vulnerable your house becomes. Here are a few quick fire tips on keeping your home safe as houses.

  1. First off and a bit obvious but check that doors and windows are locked both back and front
  2. If you”re out for the evening, close the curtains and leave a light on in a main room
  3. If you are away, get a neighbour to check in each morning and evening to make it look like someone is home
  4. If you have taken the car with you, get a neighbour to park in your driveway
  5. If you have an alarm, leave a key and the codes with a neighbour or friend. An alarm that is continuously going off is not only annoying to neighbours but also a clear sign to potential burglars that there”s nobody home.

Remember there is no such thing as a burglary-proof home. There is such thing as a home that is just too damn difficult to break into. It”s just common sense.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Kelly at 12:15 pm

    It’s very easy to forget that your home could be a target for burglars unless it has happened to you. My home has been burgled before and it’s not only the fact that they stole some valuable items but the fact that there has been an intruder in your home. If I am going to be away on holiday these days I usually try to get someone to stay in my house while I’m away or get them to drop by and check everything is ok each day.

  2. Mary at 11:14 am

    Maybe the first on the list should be get to know your neighbour! 🙂 Good list though. Another one might be that if you have a car in your driveway that isn’t being used for a while, you should think about moving it around if there’s space (and if you can get it started!) – just in case someone is passing by alot, sees that it is not used and realises no one is home…just a thought! 🙂

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