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by Lisa George

Home Security tips for the festive season:  If you are concerned about home safety over the festive period, read on, We’ve put together a short guide on how to identify the best tools and methods for ensuring you don’t become a victim of crime. In this article we highlight some of the precautions you might like to take to ensure your family and property is 100% safe from crime this Christmas.

Leave a few lights on when you go out:  Homeowners should remember to leave a couple of lights on whenever they venture out for the evening. That should help to deter any unwanted guests and ensure they avoid your property.Be sure to think long and hard about the way in which you illuminate the exterior of your home. Motion sensor lighting should assist when it comes to making sure you can see people as they approach your property. Burglars want to remain anonymous, and so they’re unlikely to hang around if you light them up for all your neighbours to see.

With this in mind burglars don’t necessarily strike at night or even when you are out: According to police figures, More than half of domestic burglaries now take place while residents are at home, so ensuring that you have a visible deterrent in place such as burglar alarm is helpful and burglar alarms don’t cost a fortune to buy and install.  CCTV is also useful for a many reasons. Firstly, it can help police officers to secure a conviction if a criminal ever manages to gain access to your property. The video footage is permissible in court, and so the chances of achieving justice should increase. However, burglars are aware of that fact, and so they will often avoid houses when they can see cameras outside. Just make sure you check local regulations to ensure you’re not breaking the law by pointing the camera at a neighbour’s property.

These suggestions should help you to make preparations for keeping your home safe and secure this Christmas and ensure your family has the perfect Christmas this year.

People who want to go the extra mile could install motion sensor alarms inside their homes and use smart devices to check cameras and rooms regularly or maybe even link their alarm systems to monitoring centres for police response. The right steps will depend on the area in which you live and the average crime rates. In most instances, homeowners won’t have to take those extra precautions. However, they could help your family to feel safe and free from concern. When all is said and done, most people just want to enjoy a quiet festive period with their loved ones, and that is much easier to achieve when your home is secure.

Brook Security offer a free security appraisal. Contact the team now to see how we can keep you stay safe and secure.

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