Christmas is a time of love and joy. But, it can also present a whole host of domestic security issues. When it comes to beating the burglar this festive season, you need to make sure that you are in the know. After all, people know that everyone’s homes are stuffed with presents. Often, these are expensive. For the opportunist thief, they are aware of the money that can be made. With this in mind, you need to consider your home security. No one should profiteer from your hard work and generosity this Christmas.
Here are some great tips that you can use to beat the burglar.
Deterring criminals is one of the best ways to beat the burglar. Some simple measures can be put in place to ensure that you don’t have to suffer at the hands of rogues. CCTV, floodlights and HG security guard services can ensure that you are safe this Christmas. Making your home illuminated is one of the best ways to deter criminals. After all, they don’t want to be caught in the act.
At Christmas, many of us adorn our homes with lights. What is more, we thread extension cables through the windows to ensure that we can power them. This is a dangerous game to play as it means windows are always unlocked. Make sure that you get battery powered lights and keep your windows locked.
Break Down Packaging
One of the best ways to advertise what you’ve had for Christmas is to put the packaging in the bin. But, if you don’t dispose of your packaging properly, you are sending a signal to the local criminal that you have had a lot of gadgets for Christmas. They will be aware of what you have had for Christmas and what is worth stealing. So, make sure that you shred packaging where you can. You need to make sure that you are not advertising the goods in your home.
The Peril of Social Media
We love to share. But telling everyone that you have a 3D television and iPads for Christmas on Facebook is essentially telling criminals what they can take from your home. Make sure that you are not sharing on social media to avoid criminals coming into your property.
Lock Windows and Doors
Many of us lock our homes up when we leave them. But, at night, many of us are less than security conscious. Make sure that before you go to bed that you lock your windows and doors. This can prevent people from coming into your home unannounced.
Secure Outside Facilities
Sheds are usually packed with expensive electrical items and bikes. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to avoid your shed being broken into is to ensure that you are locking it properly. Bolts and CCTV are effective measures, so make sure that you have these in place over Christmas. Padlocks can be useful. But, ensure that you get padlocks that have a combination of numbers. This way you can secure your shed in a more robust way.