With Christmas just around the corner, our homes are often left empty in the whirlwind of shopping trips, social meetings, and other last-minute trips. On top of this, Christmas presents are conveniently left in the hallway or under the tree.
It’s not surprising to hear that home burglaries spike by an astonishing 25% in the autumn and winter months, due to the clocks going back and the darker nights setting in, providing the perfect opportunity for thieves to stay hidden.
With this in mind, we’re sharing some basic tips on home security measures to consider for peace of mind during the holiday season:
Create the illusion your home
With so many technologies available for remote home control, there are many ways to create a physical presence in the house, when you’re not there, deterring themes from your property.
Timed lighting and smart home technologies make it possible to control your entire home from your phone, allowing you to activate your lights, stereo, television, or any other light and noise creating devices, giving the illusion that someone is home.
Avoid displaying high-value items
A classic piece of advice for home security which might seem obvious but be mindful of any high-value items on display to avoid the temptation of any opportunities. This doesn’t just apply to televisions or expensive technology, but also pushbikes and cars.
Invest in plantation shutters
Closed curtains or blinds can giveaway that the property is empty, but plantation shutters can be positioned in a way to allow light toe shine through into the room while restricting the view into your home so passers-by cannot see in.
Further, plantation shutters add an extra layer of security to your home, further preventing burglarers from entering your home.
For more information on the security benefits of plantation shutters, or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.