Universities around the country are encouraging students to ride bicycles, and reminding them of the importance of security and safety. The steps you need to take can’t be reiterated enough. Security-wise, bicycles are high-value items left out in the open, so naturally prove a target for burglars. Safety-wise, the roads are busier than ever. Here’s our advice to make sure you can ride, and ride safely.
Is your commercial property secure enough? The Office for National Statistics reported that the number of non-domestic burglaries are higher than domestic (231,190 to 211,994 in Apr. 2013 to Mar. 2014), so it’s worth looking at your security. Now is the time, with burglaries a greater threat during the Winter and, with the Christmas lead-in, likely rising for commercial properties. Read our tips on how you can protect yours.
Police forces around the country are standing up against burglary as winter closes in. A number of initiatives have launched nationwide in rural and urban areas, such as Operation Bumblebee in London, and the campaign by Northumberland police to raise awareness of staying secure in their region. However, the importance of being aware of the need of rural property security can’t be stressed enough.
1: Lock your doors! The most fundamental of home security tips is of course to keep all windows and doors locked. When you leave the house it is crucial to make sure that a potential thief has absolutely NO easy access to you home, 15% of burglars will enter through an unlocked door, don’t make that mistake! When reporting a break in, an unlocked door can also affect insurance claims enormously, with some people being denied pay outs simply for because they left a door unlocked!