Keep your home safe this Christmas with our Home safety tips and information.
A few simple steps such as leaving a light on when your out, keeping presents and valuables out of sight, opening and closing curtains at the appropriate time of day and not advertising on social media when you are out helps to keep criminals away.
- Thieves know that over Christmas there will be high value presents and maybe more cash in your house than normal. Keep your home secure – lock all windows and doors, don’t leave gifts in view of the windows and keep cash in your home to a minimum.
- If you’re going away for Christmas, keep your home secure. Lock all windows and doors, set your house alarm if you have one, use timers on lights, cancel any deliveries and ask a neighbour or friend you trust to keep an eye out while you’re away.
- If you’re having a house party with lots of guests, it can be all too easy for a thief to slip in unnoticed. Make sure you know everyone who is there. If you’re going to a party, don’t let anyone tailgate you into a house or through a secured communal entry door who may not be a guest.
- Protect any gifts you’ve bought for your friends and family. Get them to register mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cameras at www.immobilise.com. Don’t give them a good quality bike without giving them a good quality lock, and register bikes at www.BikeRegister.com.
More advice and tips can be found at the Home & Personal Property section of this site.