The average cost of winter burglaries hits £2,178 - A look at festive home security by SECOM Plc

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With the festive season upon us, home security is of great importance. Here are a few burglary prevention considerations for the holiday period.

Christmas Burglaries - How To Stay Secure Over The Holidays

With Christmas just around the corner, homeowners across the country will be preparing their homes for the festive season. For most this will include putting up decorations, stocking up on food and wrapping up gifts. This year SECOM have created a campaign to help remind homeowners that preparing their domestic security is also vital preparation for the lead up to Christmas.

‘Tis the season to celebrate and many will be out and about during December visiting family, friends and generally enjoying the festive cheer. Unfortunately this can often leave homes vulnerable to unwanted attention. Without appropriate security, empty homes are at high risk of a break in that could ruin Christmas.

Criminals know that UK residents will spend on average around £350 on Christmas gifts alone in 2015, making the average cost of a winter break in around £2,178. With £1 million worth of pay outs every day in December in 2014 by insurers recovering the cost of stolen goods, it is clear that the threat of theft should be real concern for homeowners in 2015.

SECOM’s ‘Safe over Christmas’ infographic has all of the latest stats and useful tips that can help to keep homes secure during the winter. Most know the importance of home security, but many may not think about the extra precautions that should be taken over Christmas. To find out more about keeping property protected from thieves, download the SECOM infographic here.

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