With the excitement of Christmas in full swing, it's not hard to see why some people are not as strict with security as they are during the rest of the year. Whilst you're busy welcoming in friends and family, burglars are also looking for an open invitation into your home. December is a busy time for criminals – more burglaries take place over Christmas than any other time of year. With just a week to Christmas, you don't want anything ruining the big day. Here are some steps to take to avoid anything horrible happening to you!
Keep Presents out of View
It's tempting to keep all your presents under the Christmas tree – this is how they are traditionally placed and it looks very festive. Unfortunately, this is also the first place that a burglar will head if they manage to get access to your home. We always suggest hiding them somewhere safely in your house until they need to be brought out. If you do want to keep your presents under the tree – make sure that it isn't in full view of any windows or doors. You don't know who is looking in!
Keeps Lights On
Heading out for the evening? Leave lights on in your home to give the impression that someone is inside. Your house is less likely to be broken into when you're home – it's just too much of a risk for burglar. Therefore leaving a light on will actually deter them from evening trying! If you're heading away for a few days and don't want to leave a light on – ask a neighbour to park on your drive. Maybe they want extra parking for guests? This also gives the impression that people are home. Got garden lights? Keep these on too!
We know that it's easy to get forgetful over the Christmas period – everyone is busy and excited. However, it's essential that you are remembering to do simple things like lock your doors and windows. An open door is an easy invitation to someone you definitely don't want entering your home – so don't do it! Even if you're just popping to the shop – lock up! It's not worth risking your home being broken into. Why not purchase a burglar alarm? This will alert you of any unwanted intrusions as well as acting as a visual deterrent to warn off any would-be burglars.
Need some extra security in your home? Just let us know!
Here at BWS Security, we specialise in security services in Bath. We provide our clients with high quality security and fire systems – perfect for protecting their homes all year round.
We have a number of products available, including burglar and residential alarms, so you can be assured that your home is safe when you are home or away.
For more information on how we can help you, please contact us on 01225 800 602 and a member of our team will be happy to help.