Crime statistics show that burglaries increase by 20% when the clocks go back and the dark nights draw in, as thieves take advantage of the darker evenings. That’s why we’ve come up with a few useful tips for keeping yourself and your home safe during the dark winter months.
Increase security in your home by checking that all the doors and windows are locked, and the door locks meet British Standards – bear in mind that not complying with this may compromise your insurance cover.
Ensure house and car keys are not in view or within easy reach of doors, windows, and letterboxes!
Consider leaving lights and a radio on a timer for the evening when the house is vacant.
If you require more advice on how to improve your properties security call our Edinburgh Locksmiths on 0131 556 0470