As we quickly approach the summer months, for many families that means just one thing; that their summer holiday is getting closer by the day! Of course, whilst going away on holiday is an exciting time for all of us, the unfortunate reality is that some return home from the sun, sea and sand to find that their homes have been broken into and a multitude of personal belongings stolen. Surprisingly, the common factor behind many of these such break-ins is the fact that many basic home security measures had been overlooked an an attitude of ‘it will happen to someone else, not us’ taken.
Having your home broken into and personal possessions stolen can bring about a difficult time both emotionally and financially for many and, as such, it’s important that you spend a little time in the months running up to going away to ensure all the correct security measures are in place to deter thieves and ensure that, if they do try their luck, they won’t get very far and in order to take a look at just three top tips for keeping your home safe and secure this summer, we’ve teamed up with www.mpl-locksmith-training.co.uk.
It’s not uncommon to find that doors and windows aren’t secure, even when you think they are! On one hand, you’ll often find that over time, locks have simply become worn and, as such, need replacing to make sure they’re safe and secure. On the other hand, it’s equally not as uncommon to find that they’ve not been fitted properly in the first instance.
Given that doors and windows are almost always the route of entry for burglars, these should always be the first place you look when carrying out security checks on your home. It’s strongly suggested that you call in a professional locksmith to carry out checks to give you the peace of mind and allow a solution to be offered should any problems be discovered.
Thieves like nothing more than dark areas which give them great cover and allow them to break into a home without any risk of being seen. As such, one of the best things you can do to try and deter them is to install security lighting. At the very least, a bright, wide angled security light at the back and sides of your property should be enough to put most thieves off and shouldn’t cost a fortune to install, even if you need to call in an electrician to do this for you.
When it comes to the time for you to go away, one of the best things you can do is to put your lights on a timer. This, of course, means that anyone watching the house (as many burglars do for a number of days before attempting a break in) will see a fairly normal level of activity from the outside. It’s simple things like this which can go a long way to deter burglars and can make all the difference. It really isn’t a big job to put lights on timers and it’s something which, as far as we’re concerned, is an absolute must.