If you are planning to go away for Christmas, as lots of people do, then you are going to have a vacant house. This of course means that your home is at greater risk of being burgled, and at this time of the year, with people on holiday and long hours of darkness is more common for burglaries.
Here are some tips to help you protect your home and give you peace of mind whilst you enjoy your Christmas break away…
Get a House sitter – A great way to get peace of mind whilst you are away is to have a trusted person come and stay in your house. It might be a friend or a family member, or you might want to hire a professional house sitter.
Make Sure you Have Good Locks – Your door locks are the first line of defence, so they need to be able to protect your home. If you have locks that are not working as well as they should, or you want to use better locks, contact a professional like this locksmith Blackheath based company www.allcitylocksmiths.co.uk/local/blackheath-locksmith/
Don’t Leave Clues Out – Burglars look for certain clues to find out more about a house – they might look for boxes left out for recycling that contain high value items, or it might be that they are looking for signs that the property is vacant. Be careful about what you are leaving on display.
Use Security Cameras, Lighting and Alarms – If you have good home security and use cameras lighting and alarms, then this helps to deter burglars from attempting to break in.