We hope that these security tips will help ensure that people never have any nasty surprises when returning home after their festive celebrations
(PRWEB UK) 19 December 2012
In the run-up to December’s festivities, leading UK security provider Crime Prevention Products (CPP) has announced the most effective yet simple ways for Britons to keep their homes safe while visiting their loved ones.
Window alarms are an excellent yet affordable and fuss-free way to safeguard any home. These days, respected suppliers carry a range of models to suit a variety of properties, and most are battery operated so there is no need for the added complication and expense of having them professionally installed into the premises’ hard-wiring.
According to the police, the most common cases of opportunist burglaries involve offenders who enter a home through an insecure front door or window when residents are not there, or when criminals simply reach through a slightly opened window to grab valuable items.
In addition to securing windows and doors with home alarms, CPP advise that people take the following precautions:
1. When out visiting friends and relatives, ensure that all windows and doors in a property are closed and locked. Even small windows should never be left unsecured.
2. Even if people make a quick dash to the shops to pick up a last forgotten item, all windows and doors should be secured as it only takes a second for criminals to make a grab for a laptop or some other valuable item they can carry with ease.
3. Never leave valuables on display in front of windows or doors as this is a major temptation for opportunistic thieves.
4. Never leave keys near entry points where they can be ‘fished’ or ‘hooked’ out through a window, letter box or cat flap.
5. Those who want to leave windows slightly open for fresh air when they sleep should at least fit restrictors so the window cannot be wedged open.
6. Ensure sheds containing BBQ and gardening equipment are securely locked since burglars can make use of a variety of tools to break into a home.
7. On top of fitting accessible doors and windows with security alarms (complete with signs that notify the premises is protected), it’s a good idea to install outside security measures such as motion detector lighting or even gravel on a driveway and spiky plants in garden beds to deter potential intruders.
CEO of Crime Prevention Products, Terry Rattee, concluded: “It’s surprisingly how wily burglars can be in gaining access to a property when people aren’t around, but the good news is that these days door and window alarms are inexpensive as well as simple enough for anyone to install. We hope that these security tips will help ensure that people never have any nasty surprises when returning home after their festive celebrations.”