Thieves are very welcoming of the murky winter months as they believe it gives them a better opportunity to break into people’s homes without being collared, much more so than in broad daylight.
It’s logical thinking on their part, but you can steal a march on them by strengthening security at home now, something that National Home Security Month tries to communicate to UK householders.
Running throughout October, this annual initiative provide homeowners with various hints and tips on how they can accomplish it, and Amber Home Improvements has the inside track on some of them:
If you have been living in your home for a decade or more and have never replaced your windows and doors, it’s unlikely they will still have their original resilience and probably have a very basic locking system.
They should be exchanged for modern UPVC or aluminium windows and doors from Amber as they’ll be internally beaded, have a far more robust frame surround, and ultra-secure multi-point locking mechanism.
Are you planning to get some winter sunshine somewhere abroad or will you be staying with relatives over the festive period?
Instead of leaving your home empty for the duration of your getaway, ask if a friend or trusted neighbour would either be able to live in the property or pop in a couple of times a day to e.g. remove post. This will hopefully disguise the fact that you’re away.
Picture the scene.
It’s pitch black outside and as a thief is in the middle of trying to tamper with one of your locks, a big, bright light sparks into action, putting the spotlight on their unlawful activity. It’s enough to make anyone try to do a quick runner.
You can have a security light fitted that will be clever enough to turn itself on when it detects nearby outside movement.
If you visit our Special Offers page, you can currently get 40% off almost all of our windows and doors for a low-cost method of tightening up home security.
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