Christmas is fast approaching and we are all becoming immersed in creating the best Christmas displays, buying presents and planning celebrations with friends and family. With all of the Christmas festivities going on, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of protecting your home this Christmas.
Make your home less attractive to thieves
External dusk til dawn lights, and other visual deterrents including alarms and CCTV cameras, can make your house less attractive to thieves. If you are away from your home at Christmas, it’s important to make the house look occupied by with lights and TVs on timers. It would also be a good idea to book an emergency locksmiths Colchester to install high quality locks to doors and windows to ensure maximum security.
Protect your valuables
Never leave any valuables in sight as it can look like a potential advert to thieves. If you have a particular number of valuables in the home, you could have a safe professionally specified and installed. Ensure all doors and windows are locked, even if a house is occupied and keep your keys in a safe place too, away from reach of a letter box and out of locks!
Keep your presents safe
Presents under the tree are a welcoming invitation for burglars – so try and keep them out of site. Don’t leave any gift packaging, boxes or notes outside of the home, advertising any new and expensive items inside.
If you’re moving into a new property this Christmas, the first thing you should do is update the security that has been installed. People forget that estate agents will have photos, floor plans and even virtual tour of properties listed online as part of the sales process, so it’s important to update any security features to ensure the home remains safe.
Keep a check on your keys
The point of entry for burglars through a door is a staggering 34%, therefor it is important to change your locks – which can be a simple and cost-effective solution. The barrels of locks can be changed, and a key registration system can help to track how many keys have been cut to ensure your keys and property remain safe always.