Updated: Feb 3, 2021
We all know that Christmas is a time of year that can attract thieves to our homes if we don’t take proper precautions. Of course, we often have valuable gifts under the tree and those can be appealing to would-be burglars.
The Express recently shared some advice on how to make your home more secure as we head into the festive period.
Director at Keys 4 U Izzy Schulman pointed out that, just because you’re spending more time at home, that doesn’t mean you won’t be targeted by thieves. In fact, she revealed that many burglaries take place while the homeowner is in their property.
One top tip is to install motion sensor lights around any darker areas of our homes. These can act as a powerful deterrent to thieves who are using the cover of darkness to break into a property.
Ms Schulman also pointed out the importance of keeping our valuables out of sight, revealing that 47 per cent of burglaries are unplanned, which means it’s often a case of someone spotting an opportunity and taking it.
Another investment that it could be worth making is a smart doorbell. Not only does this allow you to see who is at your door before you open it, it is also a safe way to let any delivery drivers know that you’re home but to keep a safe distance so you’re better protected from Covid transmission.
If you don’t currently have any security measures at your property, you could invest in a home security starter kit to give you all the basics.
As we recently reported, burglaries in the UK have increased by over 25 per cent since 2016, which means there’s no better time to focus on making your home more secure.