Christmas time is a favourite time for burglars â€“ with expensive presents neatly tucked under the Christmas tree, homeowners out visiting families, people undertaking last minute shopping, homes become a treasure island for thieves. With this in mind, the experts at Eversafe have come up with some advice to keep the Grinch at bay this Christmas:
1. Window Shopping
It is always nice to see gifts neatly placed under the Christmas tree, but if the tree is near a window, the gifts offer a tempting invitation for burglars. An opportunist who spots gifts under the Christmas tree through a bay window will only take 60 seconds to complete a smash-and-grab.
Keep expensive gifts out of sight from windows. Do not allow thieves to â€˜window shopâ€™ this Christmas.
2. Visitors to your home
Friendly businessmen with briefcases and charity collectors who approach your door may seem genuine. But there have been incidents where shady individuals use amateur dramatics to take the opportunity to scope out your homeâ€™s security.
Eversafe recommends Video Intercoms and Door Entry Systems that help you view and speak to the visitors before you allow them into your home.
3. Protect your identity
In addition to cash and electrical goods, Christmas burglars look for bank statements, credit cards, passports, driving licenses and so on. These documents are used to steal or clone your identity.
Keep valuables and sensitive information in a home safe that is bolted securely to the wall.
4. Set the alarm
Who doesnâ€™t love a holiday during Christmas? While you are away from home, let your alarm system protect your home from potential burglars and alert your neighbours in the event of a break-in.
Eversafe can install a home alarm system that not only acts as a good deterrence but also prevents the likelihood of a break-in and theft from your property.
When it comes to your home security, it is crucial that you don’t cut corners! Follow these simple tips and you can protect your home and family over the festive period. From everyone at Eversafe have a safe and Merry Christmas!