Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure in Winter
With winter just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to improve the security and safety of your property. The nights are slowly getting darker, which means opportunistic crime is on the rise. Unfortunately, there are more burglaries in the winter months than in the summer and therefore it’s crucial your home is safe and secure for the colder and darker months ahead.
Below, we share our top tips for keeping your home safe and secure this winter, and how you can burglar-proof your property.
Lock doors and windows
This may seem obvious, but there are lots of people all over the UK who forget to lock their windows and doors. Your windows and doors should always be locked when it’s dark outside or when you’re out of the house. An open window or an unlocked door is an easy opportunity for intruders to access your home and therefore it’s crucial you lock them.
Invest in a safe
If you have some items that are extremely valuable (or perhaps just very sentimental) like jewellery, a safe deposit box is a great place to store them. A safe can be used to safely and securely store items that are precious to you, and there’s no way a burglar can access it. There are plenty of insurance companies who also offer discounts to homeowners with safes to store valuables.
Install a security alarm system
Installing a home alarm system will help protect your home from burglars and intruders. Alarms quickly draw attention to the burglary in process – something that all burglars try to avoid. Many security alarms combine all of the features that burglars hate, including noise, lights and video devices. If an intruder knows you have a home alarm system installed, they’ll be far less likely to target your property.
Utilise outdoor lighting
The last thing a burglar wants is to be highlighted or spotted, and outdoor security lighting does just that. Security lighting can be used to permanently light up a specific area outside your property or it can be linked up to movement sensors to light up an area if movement is detected. Again, if a burglar knows you have security lighting installed, they’ll be far less likely to attempt to access your property.
At Campbell & McGovern, we provide extensive security and locksmith services in Liverpool, serving customers in Bootle and beyond. Whether you’ve lost your keys and you need a new set quickly or you’re looking for long-term security solutions to improve the safety of your home or business, you needn’t look further than us.
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