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Don’t be a Victim of Crime this Winter

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 11/18/2015 to CCTV

With the nights drawing in earlier in these closing months of 2015, it offers burglars more cover to operate under and bringing more luxury and high ticket value items into our home by the way of Christmas Gifts November and December we often see a sharp rise in Burglary. Home security should be a top priority year round to prevent becoming a victim of crime but many people don’t think about it till after them or someone they know falls victim to a burglary.

Of course the best option is a comprehensive home security solution such as a smart home alarm but even these are not foolproof and require expert burglar alarm installation to ensure that it runs effectively and protects your home. Many companies offer wireless burglar alarm installation, much less mess and quicker than the traditional burglar alarm installation that required lots of drilling and wiring.

These smart home alarms also communicate with a central control center that can send an appropriate agency in response to an alarm at your Home even before you realize there has been a problem, should you be at work or on holiday, and interacts with an app to alert you to the problem and send you and images captured from within your home. The app interaction with CCTV can also be used to check in on home alone Pets (Or Teenagers) to give you peace of mind that all is well at home.

This new era of smart home protection brings with it a new sense of security and safety but it is prudent to maintain vigilance with home protection rather than relying solely on your burglar alarm installation. Remember that Burglars operate most efficiently under cover so trim back all overhanging trees and hedges and install outdoor security lighting, Motion operated is a great option as it will alert you and neighbors to something unusual happening outside.

Many householders would be surprised to know the true value of the tools and equipment they leave in an unsecured shed easily accessible to burglars and with this not being a place that is used daily you can have hundreds of pounds worth of equipment stolen and not know for weeks, a nightmare for police investigation. An alternative problem that can arise from tools or ladders not being secured is they can be used by burglars to gain access to your home , providing burglars with the equipment they need without them having to raise suspicion by bringing it with them Make sure all sheds and outbuildings are secured and ladders are put away after use.

During the Christmas period people tend to be out more often in the evening and with their minds on Christmas it can be easy to forget to take basic safety precautions when they leave the house such as making sure that curtains are closed and valuables are not left on display. Using timer switches for lights and TVs/radios can also help to create the illusion that the house is occupied and may deter a burglar from attempting to gain entry.

Make sure that when you lock the house at night you don’t leave the keys in the door as burglars are adept and practiced at hooking Keys through the letterbox and gaining entry and considering many people use the same keyring for their house keys as car keys you could be a victim of a very high value theft without a burglar ever having stepped into your home. Installing a smart home alarm and employing these few common sense tips can help prevent you becoming a victim of Burglary this winter.

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