HOME SECURITY IN THE SUMMER
Now that Summer is here and the weather has (slightly) warmed up, most of us will be opening windows and doors to let the breeze in. However, this is a high opportunity for thieves to enter your home and take your belongings. A shocking 33% of intruders enter a home through the front door! It is vital that you remember to close windows and lock your doors when you leave the house, whether if that’s to hang the washing out or even popping upstairs.
During the Summer, burglars love the advertisement of empty houses. While it’s very tempting to share your holiday plans and photos on social media, you need to think carefully about who can see your posts, as you’re advertising that your home is going to be left unattended. Research has revealed that 8 out of every 10 burglars look at social media posts to find out who’s away during the summer. We advise that you only accept friend requests if you know the person, burglars have been known to invite people to be friends, to then see when their house is unoccupied. With today’s technology, you can check up on your house via live streaming through CCTV Cameras, our HomeControl+ system lets you view your home, garage or garden from anywhere in the world!
To make your home look like it’s lived in even when you’re away , you can use Royal Mails ‘keepsafe’ service where they will keep hold of your post until you’re back home! Also, by setting timer switches for lights, TV’s, and music systems, you are making the house look like it’s lived in.
Whilst away on holiday, you can make sure your home isn’t a target for burglars by having an alarm system. 9 out of 10 burglars avoid homes with alarm systems yet a shocking 71% of us don’t have one installed!
At Lincoln Security we have a wide variety of products to keep your home secure, including anti-snap door locks, CCTV and Alarm systems, Safes, lighting, and much more.
If you would like advice on keeping your home secure this Summer, or would like to arrange a free security survey of your home, get in touch with one of our experts today.
Find out tips & tricks to keeping your home secure with our interactive house!