It’s now darker earlier. Check out our winter burglary crime prevention advice here ....
After the clocks go back we start thinking about the darker night’s drawing in. Traditionally there is a rise in burglaries in the winter period, especially during the run up to Christmas and it is sensible to think about your home security.
You can reduce the risk of being a victim of burglary by following four simple steps:
- Leave a light on inside your home when you are absent, preferably using a low energy bulb.
- Use a timer switch to activate lights as it gets dark, alternating the times they are illuminated to give the impression of someone being at home.
- Make sure your front door is well lit using dusk to dawn lighting that automatically comes on as it gets dark.
- Make sure you keep your doors and windows locked at all times.