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As the nights grow darker homeowners are being warned to be extra vigilant of their home security this winter, especially those planning trips away over the festive period.

Towards the end of the year the number of home burglaries typically rise, as the darkness helps to shadow many criminals at work. There are many precautions you can take to improve your home security, including regularly checking your window and door locks and installing advanced home alarm systems.

But there are also smaller steps you can take towards deterring tempted burglars in your area and making your home less of a target.

Deterring Criminals

One of the biggest tips for deterring criminals is keeping your home well lit. This gives the illusion that there is always someone home, so using timed lights to keep various rooms of your home lit up throughout the evening is a great way of making opportunistic burglars believe that someone is in the premises.

But it’s not only the inside that should be well lit, so assess the exterior of your home to evaluate which areas require more lighting. Having both indoor and outdoor lighting will make home appear occupied and many burglars will continue to search for more vulnerable homes.

Asking a Friend

If you are unable to get your hands on timed lights in time for your trip, ask a trusted neighbour or family member to visit your home each morning and evening to open and close your curtains and control the lights.

Informing a close friend that you are going away for the week also means you will have someone to monitor your home to ensure all locks and alarms are all secure and can inform you as soon as possible if there are any attempts.

For More Information

At Chubb Locksmiths home security is at the heart of everything we do. We provide professional and secure locksmith services for home owners and businesses across Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas.

We aim to provide quality security solutions to deter criminals and keep your property protected. We also provide a 24 hour emergency service for times of crisis.

For more information on our security solutions click here or alternatively call 0121 3533644 to speak to a member of our team.