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How to Secure your Home in Winter

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After the summer solstice in June, the days begin getting shorter and consequently, the nights start drawing in.

It may not come as a surprise that during the colder and darker months, crime statistics in the UK are much higher. Bulgalars will typically operate in the dark and when the daylight hours are shorter, we are exposed to an increased risk of theft.

If you have been wondering how to secure your home in winter, the team at Wilson Alarm Systems have put together some handy tips, keep reading for more.

How to Secure Your Home:

Firstly, if you don’t already have outside lights in place, consider investing in these to light up the space around your home, making it difficult for intruders to hide in any shadows.

If you already have outside lights in place, change the timer on these so they come on before the daylight begins to wane.

Close windows in unoccupied rooms; if your main living space is at the back of your house, intruders may assume you are not in and an open window acts as an open invitation.

Close gates properly. Your garden gate asks as a boundary and by closing it you add another layer of protection to your home. Burglars are more likely to target homes that have easy ways to enter and exit, whereas a closed gate can stall this process and make it appear much less appealing to a thief.

If you live alone and feel particularly worried about how to secure your home, consider leaving the lights on in a room you are not occupying, giving the impression that you are not home alone.

The team at Wilson Alarm Systems have been providing home security systems for many years. If you would like more information on how to secure your home or the services we can provide, please contact our friendly team on 0116 245 3030.