Often as nights become darker there is a rise in opportunistic burglaries, therefore we have created a checklist containing some simple steps you can take to improve your home security.
Check you locks
Make sure all exterior doors and windows are locking correctly. If you have any problems call a locksmith to either service or replace your locks.
Check your outdoor lights
Outdoor lights ensure there are no dark areas for unwanted visitors to hide, and having fully functioning outdoor lights will help deter a burglar during the darker nights.
Arm your security system
It is important to have your home protected at all times, therefore invest in a top quality home security system, or ensure your own system is functioning correctly.
Evaluate your exterior
Trimming shrubs and bushes will eliminate places for burglars to hide. Raking leaves, mowing the lawn and keeping the front of your house tidy in general, will indicate that someone is home even if you are absent.
Secure your shed
Once summer ends it is likely your garden equipment will go into hibernation all winter, therefore it is essential to make sure they are stored properly and securely.
The start of the colder months means fireplaces and heating will be turned on, therefore it is crucial to ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are still working correctly.
Keep your eye out for even more great advice from the National Home Security Month’s website and social media channels!