In our blog last month we shared the statistics concerning the increase in crime over the month of December. Every day we hear about a new method being used to assault or rob unsuspecting civilians, we never think we are going to be a target so we are often left in shock when it does happen to us. This is why we’ve put together some helpful and tested ways to secure your home this festive season.
Step 1: Test your Alarm System
Make sure that your alarm is in working order by testing it. Let your alarm company know beforehand so that they can let you know if they receive the transmission. Should you alarm not be in working order, ask your security company to send a technician to fix the problem.
Step 2: Exterior Lighting
Make sure the outside of your house is well lit so that criminals can’t hide in the shadows. Consider adding motion-activated sensors for an extra layer of home security.
Step 3: Close Your Gates
Make sure that when you exit and enter your home that your gates have closed fully before driving off. Opportunistic criminals could take advantage of your hurriedness and gain access to your property.
Step 4: Turn on Beams
Even if you’re at home and relaxing indoors, make sure that your property is secure. Arm your external beams. Early warning systems such as these mean your armed response can make it to you before anything serious happens.
Step 5: Neighbourhood Watch
Many neighbourhoods have some sort of crime prevention initiative in place. Ask to join the Whatsapp group for your road or area so that you can be alerted to any crime in your area.
Be sure to contact CC&A Insurance Brokers to find out more about the home insurance options that will best suit you.
“The article should not be considered legal or financial advice and is for information purposes only. You should consult with a professional financial advisor to determine what may be best for your individual needs.”