Secure Your Home this Summer
Every year, there are over 1 million burglaries and attempted burglaries, that equates to a burglary occurring every 40 seconds in the UK. And worryingly, more than 200,000 burglaries took place last summer.
Whichever way you look at the statistics, it’s crucial to ensure your home is as secure as possible. So whilst the weather may be saying otherwise, as we head towards summer, Police forces across the UK encouraging residents to remain on alert and improve security.
Says Ian Zeff, Managing Director of Cryptex Security: “We love it when the sun finally comes out, we feel relaxed and think it won’t matter if we leave the odd window or door open; or we just pop over to a neighbour to sit in the garden and enjoy the rays.
“This level of complacency is what opportunist criminals are waiting for to enter your home, with minimal effort and make off with your goods. Naturally, our advice is don’t make it easy for them, but at the same time, you don’t need to make your home a fortress to enjoy the nice weather.”
The basics include placing prickly plants around garden perimeters, ensuring all doors and windows are locked when going into the garden, and properly securing sheds.
Increasing smart solutions, include CCTV and alarms can provide round the clock monitoring and surveillance, whilst visual verification where homeonwers can literally keep check of their home if they do pop out from the comfort of their mobile phone, with the potential to catch an intruder in the act.
Ian added: “Now’s the time to take precautions to protect your home before the summer holidays. Do the basics first by taking a few minutes this week to survey your level of home security and see if you need improvement. Then call in a professional security installer to survey the home and offer practical advice on the best solutions. By taking action early, we can enjoy the summer with peace of mind that our home, family and valuables are safe and secure.”