With Halloween and Bonfire Night approaching, there is much to look forward to during the Autumn months. However, many areas across the UK experience up to a 10% spike in burglaries during this time of year. Here at The Key Safe Company, your home security is our priority. During this year's National Home Security Month, we have come up with a list of simple measures you can take to protect your property:
- Check that all windows and doors are locked before leaving the house or going to bed. Almost 75% of burglars break in through the front door, so it is essential to get into the habit of doing this, as such a simple measure will protect your home.
- Install automatic security lights that are triggered by movement. This will deter any potential intruders, as they will not want to be visible to others.
- Using a timer on your lights is an effective way if giving the impression that someone is home, even if your house is vacant. Similarly, closing your curtains at night before you leave the house or leaving a radio on in the background will also give the idea that your home is not empty.
Check whether your area is part of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme. These regions usually experience more than 10% fewer crimes than areas not covered. If a Neighbourhood Watch scheme does not protect your home, look at establishing one yourself!
- Cameras act as a massive deterrent for burglars. While some may be expensive to buy and install the benefits of installing one are huge, as they will also serve as a vital piece of evidence for police.
Installing a key safe will prevent keys being lost or the need to hide them somewhere less secure, like under the doormat.
The Key Safe Company offers a range of key safes, including the police accredited Supra C500 and Supra P500 KeySafe™.
For more information on the Supra C500 and Supra P500 KeySafes™ visit: https://keysafe.co.uk/products/key-safes/police-accredited.html