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Christmas Home Security Tips – The Best Tips Which Will Keep Your Home Safe This Christmas

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Christmas time is always a joyful and festive period for all members of the family. December is also a busy month, so you may spend more time away from home than the rest of the year.

No matter what, you should keep your home safe with our Christmas home security tips. Whether you’re visiting friends and family, shopping or going to different parties, it’s important to consider your home security.

To make sure nothing gets in the way of enjoying Christmas, consider these tips to make sure your home and valuables are safe.

1. Out of Sight, out of Mind

Burglars are aware that near Christmas, people will have a lot of presents in their home, especially more expensive items.

If your Christmas tree is visible from the outside, then we recommend placing the gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve rather than before.

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2. Give the Impression Someone is Home

Christmas is that time of the year when people are visiting each other and so they leave their house empty for longer than usual.

Because of this, you want to give the impression you’re actually home to deter any potential burglars.

You can use timers for your lights so they will turn on from time to time and appear as if you’re home.  Moreover, to block the view from the outside, you should also close your curtains or blinds.

3. Be Careful What You Post on Social Media

If you’ll be going away for a while, then we recommend not posting about it on Social Media or disclose the amount of time your house will be empty.

If you do decide to post about it, make sure your profile is private and only people you personally know will be able to see your post.

4. Don’t Run External Lights Through the Window

Even though external lights can make your house look amazing, you should avoid using them because the little crack can compromise the integrity of the window.

Use outdoor lights which require an outside outlet instead.

5. Double Check Your Locks and Windows

Even if you leave your home for just a few hours, double check your windows and doors to make sure they are properly locked.

Even though you’ll be in a hurry to get somewhere, it’s more important to keep your home safe than to arrive on time.

At the same time, we recommend checking your locks thoroughly because you will be able to spot if they work properly or if you need to upgrade them to more advanced ones.

Double check your home security this Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas! Keep Your Home Safe

Christmas may be a good time to consider upgrading your home security system. Having more than just quality locks can give you peace of mind, especially during a period when burglaries tend to occur more often, like the winter months.

We recommend considering a CCTV security camera such as the smart range one from Yale. Burglars are put off most of the time by CCTV cameras and so you will decrease the risk of breaking in if they are visible on your property.

If you want to keep your home safe by installing a smart security range, give us a call today at 0800 0612 677.

Updated : December 2018

How to Keep Your Home Safe when Going on Holiday

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Every holiday should be about having fun. However, unexpected trouble at home can ruin that. So, if you want to keep your home safe when you’re away on holiday, you need to be careful.

Many burglars keep an eye out for homes that stay empty for a few days. Also, something can always go wrong – a leaking pipe, for example.

So, in this article, you will see what you should do to keep burglars away and prevent serious issues:

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Prepare Your Home for the Holiday

You and your family are not the only ones who need to be ready for the holiday. If you want to keep your home safe while you are away, make sure it is prepared for your absence.

Here are the most important things you need to know:

  • Don’t make noticeable changes – leave your curtains the way you usually do
  • Hide your valuable goods – jewellery or other expensive items
  • Ask a friend to check on the house – to feed your cat, water your plants

Keep Your Home Safe by Unplugging Home Appliances

There are multiple reasons why it’s a good idea to unplug home appliances. First of all, they keep consuming power even when they’re in standby mode.

Granted, they don’t use up as much power like when they’re on, but it’s nothing you should overlook. You could save a little money on energy bills, after all.

The second reason is safety. If something breaks down inside your home, it can get bad – real bad.

After all, faulty appliances and leads were the cause of 16% of all fires in the UK, between April 2014 and March 2015.

A Smart Home Is a Safe Home

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The idea of smart homes is becoming more and more popular every day,  however not everyone has embraced the idea of a smart home yet.

Nevertheless, here’s what you need to know: A smart home is a house with security devices and sensors that are connected to the Internet. They can also communicate with each other, and the owner can monitor them remotely.

A smart home is far safer than a standard one. In case a small fire breaks out, it can turn on the safety features. It will also alert the owner.

You can also keep your home safe when you’re on holiday by fitting it with smart locksThese locks don’t require a key. You can simply talk with a friend to check on the house every once in a while.

When he/she gets there, tell them to let you know. Then, use your smartphone to unlock the door – simple and easy.

A smart home allows you to keep it safe by giving you control over the lights. Some people would advise you to keep a light on even while away on holiday – so burglars would think there is somebody home.

That could be effective when you’re away for a few days. But for longer periods of time, you can turn the lights on for only a few hours when it gets dark. Thus, you don’t waste any money on energy bills.

It will be a lot easier to keep your home safe while on holiday. You can spend your time relaxing. Or, you can check on your house by using your phone.

We are a team of experts who have plenty of experience with lock repairs and replacements. You can get access to some of the best smart security systems available by working with us.

Get in touch with us if you need further guidance or if you have any questions.

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