As the days get longer and we spend more time in our gardens and with our windows open, homes become more vulnerable to break-ins. Here are 10 top-tips to keep your home secure throughout the warmer months.
- Make sure you have a good lockable shed or outbuilding if you need to store valuable items outside.
- Install movement sensor lighting in your garden and around the outside of your home.
- Cover garden furniture or other items such as BBQ’s when they are out of use in the garden, to deter thieves.
- Bicycles are very vulnerable to theft, lock them and put them out of sight or passers-by.
- Remember to lock your front door when you are in the house – particularly if you are in the back garden.
- Think about where you leave car keys and valuables. Are they all in a pile in your hallway by an unlocked door or open window?
- Check what’s covered by your insurance policy; often outside furniture or bicycles are not.
- Make sure tools and equipment are locked away, as they provide great opportunities for intruders to access your home.
- Talk to your neighbours. It might seem obvious, but keeping an eye on one another’s homes when you go on holiday or when you are at work can be a huge deterrent. Taking bins out and watering plants will give the illusion that a property is still being occupied.
- Arrange a home security review.
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