When moving into a new home, whether this is in a new area or somewhere you are already familiar with, it is important to ensure that you can secure the premises effectively.
If you are worried about your home being broken into overnight or whilst the home is empty when everyone is at work, there are a number of simple steps that can be taken. According to research carried out by the UK Police service, homes that don’t have security measures are much more likely to be burgled than those with a few security measures installed.
Top Tips from the Police
Many of these tips seem incredibly straightforward and even obvious, but they provide a real insight into the way in which potential burglars gain access to a home. Firstly, ensure all doors and windows are locked when you leave the home, even if you are in the garden. Double-locking UPVC doors if possible can help to make them even more secure.
Keys should be kept somewhere out of sight of your front door. They should also be well away from your letterbox, as an old wire coat hanger could be unfolded and used to fish keys out of the letterbox.
Protection on the Move
If you’re worried about your safety when travelling, there are security chauffeurs London available to give you peace of mind. These highly trained security chauffeurs London are well versed in personal protection and have knowledge of alternative routes and advanced driving skills to optimise their effectiveness across busy routes in the city.
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The cost of bicycles these days has led to a surge in thefts, so ensuring these are not just kept in a shed or garage but also locked to something immovable will help you keep hold of your bike.
Garden tools should also be kept locked away in a shed – but not necessarily, as they are targets for burglars. Heavy garden tools can be used by thieves to gain access to a property, so it is wise to keep them out of the hands of a would-be burglar.
A burglar alarm is a great visual and indeed auditory deterrent for burglars, but this alone will not keep your property safe. Ensure a burglar alarm is used in conjunction with locked doors and windows.