Unfortunately, one thing that we can be sure of every Christmas, as well as the jolly Christmas music, shops full of mince pies and children looking forward to Santa Claus, is a rise in the number of burglaries.
Christmas is an appealing time for burglars as it is often dark, there are lots of expensive gifts in people’s homes and people will often spend time away from the home to visit family – for a burglar this is the perfect combination, so we must all be extra vigilant at this time of the year.
It is a good idea to get help from a professional such as this CCTV Manchester based company Red Dam when it comes to getting your home secure. Having CCTV around your property not only means that you can keep an eye on it at any time, but burglars will often be put off when they see that the place is being monitored by cameras and alarms.
There are also lots of easy things that you can do yourself to make your home less inviting to burglars over the festive season. If you plan to be away, don’t ever put this on social media as burglars will often find out a house is empty this way. It is also good to fit timers to lights and ask a neighbour to pop over every so often.
Make sure that your house is not easy to access – check all door and window locks and protect your garden with high fences and spiky plants.