Police have warned that burglars are more likely to strike now that summer is approaching…
This is because home-owners tend to leave windows and doors open or unlocked in better weather – giving burglars easier opportunities. Sometimes, these burglaries even take place whilst people are at home. It takes a burglar only a few seconds to reach through an open window and grab items.
You can protect yourself against home burglaries using these very simple tips:
- Make sure you check that all doors and windows are closed and locked before leaving the house.
- Be vigilant even when you’re at home; for example if you’re out in the back garden, make sure that the front door is locked, and ground floor windows in particular are closed. It only takes a few seconds to reach through an open door or window and grab items.
- Never leave any items of value, such as laptops, cameras, handbags, keys and wallets, in view of windows and doors.
- Never leave keys in locks on the inside – there have even been occasions where offenders have reached through windows or cat-flaps to gain entry.
Stay safe this summer!
To discuss your home burglar alarm needs, please get in touch: