No matter who you are or where you live, everyone can be prone to having their home burgled. However, there are a number of different ways in which you can ensure you deter burglars and if once does break into your home, that you are prepared.
Keep Your Doors Locked
With most burglaries, you tend to find that it has more been a case of an opportune moment as to why your house has been targeted. For this reason, it is vital that you ensure this doesn’t happen by keeping all of your doors and windows locked both while you are asleep and while you are out the house.t doesn’t matter if you are only popping to the neighbour’s house for a few minutes, lock your doors!
Put Away Your Keys
Everyone knows someone that leaves their keys lying out around the house or, even worse, leaves a spare key hidden outside somewhere. This is a big mistake and keys should always be stored out of sight.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
In your home, try to keep all of your valuable away from your windows and if you have recently bought a new and expensive item such as a TV, dispose of the box discreetly. You never know who might be watching!
Make Sure Your Alarm is Working
Many of us already have a burglar alarm but it simply isn’t working and this is something that you should check immediately What’s more, if you are someone who does not have an alarm then this is something that you should seek to buy immediately no matter what part of the country you live in from Essex to Glasgow. Burglar alarms Essex can range from amazing motion triggered systems to ones that display CCTV images to your mobile phone.
Don’t Advertise That You Are On Holiday
Are you going to be jetting off on holiday this year? If you are, it is important that you do not advertise on social media that your home is empty as burglars will see this as the perfect opportunity to break into your home. We would recommend asking a friend, family member or neighbour to park their car on your driveway as this should help to deter burglars if they think someone is home.
Put Your Lights On
When you have your lights on, this gives the impression that someone is home and burglars are not as likely to take this chance. We’re not suggesting keeping your lights on 24 hours a day, however, it can be a good idea to get a time that will switch your front of house lights on and off, giving the impression that you are at home.
Get Outdoor Lights
Another great way to ensure you make your home as safe as it can be is to install security lights. These lights will switch on anytime someone is approaching your property and they can be a deterrent for anyone looking to break in to your home.