Category: Home Improvement
The last thing that anyone wants is to be burgled but especially at Christmas when we are trying to have a relaxing time with the family. But unfortunately, Christmas is the ideal time for thieves to strike, so it is important to keep a close eye on your home and up the security around the festive period.
Here are a few ways that you can lower your chances of being a victim of a burglary at Christmas…
Careful with your decorations – Many people who put up outdoor decorations run the wires through a front window of the house – this is an invite to an opportunistic thief who may use this to prise their way into the house – if possible, have an external plug socket fitted for this use.
Have Visible Deterrents – Having a burglar alarm system is great, and it also acts as a deterrent – a burglar that sees this will not want to target your home – make sure you have it installed properly by a professional company such as this CCTV Manchester based company Red Dam.
Be careful who comes to your Home – At this time of year burglars can get very creative and often they will come to your home under the guise of collecting for charity, working for a neighbourhood watch scheme or even carol singing to try to find out more about you and scope out your house – don’t give personal information or let strangers know when you are not likely to be home.