As the summer holiday period approaches, we are reminding people to be extra vigilant about protecting their homes with some easy-to-remember precautions.
The Christmas break is an opportune time for burglars as many people are away from their homes which contain new goods received as presents.
Burglars look for signs that homes are unoccupied, such as mail and newspapers building up in mail boxes. Householders are advised to put their mail on hold and to cancel newspapers before heading away.
It is a good idea to ask a friend or a neighbour to keep an eye on your house whilst you are away. “In addition to mail piling up, burglars will look for homes with no lights on at night or where curtains are drawn during the day, so a friend or neighbour turning on lights and adjusting the curtains will act as a good deterrent. Setting lights and a radio on a timer is also a ...