Category: Home Improvements
As we head up to the festive season, we start to do that all-important Christmas shopping – buying gifts for our nearest and dearest is one of the most exciting festive traditions. But the downside of this is that burglars are more likely to want to break in at this time of the year, on the hunt for valuable items. We sadly see these incidents every year, where families around the country have Christmas ruined by a break in. So how can you ensure you protect your home from thieves over the festive season?
Install Alarms – Todays technology means that there are a number of ways that you can keep an eye on your home. From this CCTV Manchester based company Red Dam who can install cameras for you to keep watch, to a burglar alarm system to alert you to intruders. Systems like this also act as a visible deterrent to potential thieves.
Make your Home Look Occupied – Burglars often wait for a home to be unoccupied before they pounce – there are lots of things you can do to make the house look occupied. Put lights on a timer so that they turn on and off throughout the day when you are out and get someone to park on your drive when you are not there.
Be Careful What You Share on Social Media – One of the ways that thieves can easily find out when you are out of the house is by checking in on your social media. Be careful what you put on there, whether you are announcing your intentions to go out for the day or what gifts you have bought for Christmas.