Keeping Your Home And Family Safe
Keeping your home safe from burglars can be quite a daunting prospect, which is why we have developed these top 10 tips for protecting your home from intruders, thiefs and vandals. You can start making changes to your home straight away following these tips, so let's get started..
1. Don't leave items on show
This ranges from bikes left in the garden to laptop computers left in your home on display from the window. Most burglars are oportunists and will seize the oportunity to steal from you if the bait is there.
2. Don't post on social media
Sadly the majority of us fall victim to this innocent act of updating statuses, stating holiday plans, doctor appointments, etc. This makes easy picking for burglars.
3. Have a recording of a dog barking
This can sometimes be enough to scare off some burglars, and you could even set when you want it to come on and off with a Smart Home Adapter Plug. More information can be found here.
4. Keep on top of your gardening
A freshly cut lawn will lead burglars to believe somebody lives in the property instead of questioning it and taking a chance. Also pruned bushes and hedges gets rid of any potential hiding spots for burglars.
5. Protect your property
This one is a given. If a burglar knows you have a home alarm system they are less likely to strike your home. You can find out more information here.
6. Create a lived-in look
If you are away for a few days (or longer), it may be worth asking a neighbour or family member to pop in and open/close your blinds and even put your bin out while you're away.
7. Smile your'e on camera
Installing CCTV on the outside of your property is an excellent way to deter burglars. You can find out more information here.
8. Think Smart
With a Smart Home System, you can be anywhere in the World and operate your lights, television or radio, etc. adding to the look that you are still at home. To find out more click here.
9. Consider setting-up a neighbourhood watch
Speak with your neighbours and agree to keep an eye out over each others homes in the event of suspicious activity.
If you are expecting any parcels to be delivered when you are not home, arrange with the courier in advance to leave the parcel(s) with a trusted neighbour, to leave them in a safe discrete place or to drop them off at a collection point as parcels left unattended at your home may not only be stolen but also alerts burglars to the fact that you are not home.
Hopefully you can make use out of at least one of our tips given here, if you would like further advice on staying safe at home give us a call on 0845 860 5001 and ask one of our friendly advisers today.
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