The Christmas period is a time to make sure that we are more vigilant than ever when it comes to security. The festive season is a time when police will often warn about burglaries being on the increase. There are a number of things that cause this to be the case – the long periods of darkness allow burglars to operate with less risk of being seen, the fact that many people are out of the house more with Christmas parties and events, as well as visits to family, and of course the enticing array of expensive Christmas gifts that are inside houses at this time.
Here are two of the things that you can do to reduce your risk of burglary and theft at Christmas…
Be Careful What you put in the Bin – Burglars will often go through bins to get an idea of what is in the house, and also to look for personal documents that they can use to commit identity fraud. If you have paperwork with personal details on that you want to get rid of, take it to somewhere like this confidential paper shredding Cardiff based company printwaste.co.uk/confidential-shredding/confidential-shredding-cardiff
Don’t Leave Christmas Gifts on Display – It is also a good idea to make sure that any Christmas gifts you have bought are stored away safely. Although wrapping them and putting them under the tree looks lovely, if a burglar can see the tree through your window this may mean that they are more likely to break in.