Burglary is a huge fear for many home owners. The thought of someone breaking in as you sleep and running away with your prized possessions isn’t a pleasant one.
So what can you do to make your home more secure? Well we’ve put together our top tips to turn your home into a castle.
People have a tendency to brag. We get the latest and greatest TV set, book a holiday to the Bahamas or splash out on an expensive car and then tell everyone we can.
‘Look at how successful I am!’
But organised burglars have informants everywhere. An informant could be cleaning your house, cutting your hair or washing your car.
Don’t brag to strangers. Word will soon get out about all the expensive items tucked away in your house.
Don’t rely on sunlight
Many homeowners think that they’re safe from a burglary in the day. It’s easier to spot someone robbing you in broad daylight, right?
Well, the main thing a burglar is nervous of is making noise. They can probably get in and out of your home without being seen fairly easy. The trick is doing it silently. So even in the day make sure that all precautions are taken.
A good thief isn’t scared to strike in sunlight.
Many thieves don’t have the time (or the intelligence) to disable a security system installed on a property. And most of the time the thief won’t wear a mask or gloves like they do in the movies.
So, they can’t disable a CCTV camera and they probably won’t be wearing a mask… You can figure out what you need to do.
Your kitchen is a safe haven
One place in the home that burglars don’t really bother with is the kitchen. Not only is it usually situated in the middle of the house, but there are so many drawers and cupboards to go through in there.
Who keep valuables in the kitchen anyway?
That’s why it’s such a great place to keep your safe or other valuable items! The first place a burglar will hit is usually the master bedroom. So don’t keep your goods in there.
Use your common sense
You’d be surprised at how many people don’t bother with this last tip, and it’s because of it that burglary thrives. Going on holiday? Give a neighbour your key and make them clean the property up and collect bills. Always make sure you lock the doors too. It’s a simple thing to forget!