HOME SAFETY TIPS
Ensure all doors and windows are locked. You would be surprised the amount of break in’s that happen via and open door or window. Most burglars will look for the easiest way into your house.
Make sure if you leave your house at night that there as lights left on. If you happen to be away from home for longer periods of time use timers in order to get lights on. Ensure the timers are set up in rooms that would normally be occupied by members of your family and use them in more than just one room.
Having a good relationship with your neighbours can be a little more beneficial than a few drinks on a Friday night. Having a good neighbour who will look out for your house whenyou away for holidays or just a few hours. They will be more inclined to notice things that are seem a little out of place.
Don’t leave keys to your house under rocks or plants. These are places all burglars will evaluate when looking for an easy entry to your home. If you do need to leave a key for access use that reliable neighbour or if you keep your dog or dogs outside, tape a key to the inside of their collar.
If you have an alarm system then use it. There are many people who have paid good money for an alarm system but fail to remember to use it. Make sure your alarm is properly installed and maintenance is carried out on it over the course of time. If you have a small community put a buddy watch in place with local neighbours. Share contact details so that if someone’s alarm has gone off a call can be made to the owner to establish if there is a possible crime in action.
The majority of burglaries are committed by thieves taking advantage of opportunities such as unlocked doors, vulnerable windows, and spare keys left in obvious places such as under door mats.
Even if you’re insured, it’s still worth reducing the risk of burglars targeting your property by taking a few simple precautions to keep your home safe.
Ensure all windows are fitted with key-operated window locks, and external doors have locks conforming to Irish and EU standards.
Check that all windows and doors are locked before leaving or even going to bed, leaving home, or spending time in your garden.
Never leave keys in window or door locks. Keep them out of site and away from doors, windows and letterboxes.
Hide expensive equipment, such as mobile phones and laptops, from view. When installing a TV, try to position it so it’s difficult to see from the outside of your home.
Take photos of your valuables and securitymark them with your post code and house number. This can help deter thieves and can help the police to recover stolen items.
Set a timer to switch your lights on and off at varying intervals when you’re out to make it look like someone is at home.
Install a visible burglar alarm to make burglars think twice about targeting your home.
Store garden tools and ladders securely in your shed or garage, as these can be used to break into your home.
Make sure your property is well lit and your garden is tidy so burglars don’t have anywhere to hide.
When it comes to burglaries, prevention is definitely better than the cure.
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