Beat the burglars this winter

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Winter is peak time for break-ins, with longer nights providing more cover. It’s important to take preventive steps in protecting your home to the increased risk of burglary in the run-up to Christmas.

The best strategy is to keep burglars out of your house in the first place.  Which is not as hard as it seems. We might like to think that we were unlucky to be burgled, that it was just a matter of our house being in the wrong place at the wrong time but it’s more that many homes give off blatant “burgle-me” messages to the passing thief. And that message doesn’t have to be wide-open windows and unlocked doors.

It may seem strange, but a burglar is far more likely to bypass a house where the front gate is shut and go for a house, where the front gate is open.  The average burglar is always looking for signs. If a front gate is shut, it is likely that the homeowner is security conscious. The same applies if you have two locks on your front door.  But if your gate is left swinging wide open, or you only have one lock, you are probably a bit lax.

And if that applies around the front, it is likely to apply doubly around the back of your house.  You should also think outside the home.  Your garden can tempt criminals, too. It can only pay to be prepared. So as the nights draw in, make sure you scrutinise your home as a burglar might.  To see how Handy’s Security Systems can help you protect your home over Christmas call us on 77778787.