5 Easy and inexpensive tips that will help to keep your home safe and secure.
1.THINK LIKE A BURGLAR.
Look for places around the exterior of your home that are dark and not easily visible to neighbours or from the street, this is where a burglar might lurk.
(a)Trim and thin out bushes.
(b)Keep your exterior well lit, landscape lighting and/or motion detectors
2. KEEP THEM GUESSING.
Try not to establish any patterns of behaviour. If a burglar can’t be sure of your comings and goings then they are less likely to target your home
3. BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR.
Get acquainted with your neighbours, and offer to keep an eye on their homes while they’re away. Know where they’re going and when they’ll be back, and get a contact phone number. If your keeping an eye on their property, they are more likely to keep an eye on yours.
4. DENY ACCESS.
Make sure that you use all of the locks on your windows and doors, and check them before leaving the house. The most common mistake people make is leaving doors or windows unlocked whilst they pop out somewhere, “I was only gone for 5 minutes” is an all too regular comment made after a burglary.
5. SHOW A LIGHT.
Pay attention to lighting indoors, too. Set lights on a timer, and change the timing frequently to keep burglars from detecting your daily routines. Burglars generally do not target homes whilst people are inside.