The long summer days are another bonus that brightens our day. After all, it is hard to be gloomy when the sun doesn’t set until 10pm most evenings. With this said, the nights have already begun to draw darker earlier despite the fact that it is still August, and this can put your property at risk. Read on to find out a few ways you can avoid becoming the victim of a crime…
When you are going out, it is always best to leave a couple of lights on in order to give the illusion that someone is home. After all, criminals are less likely to target a property when they can’t be sure that it is empty. In fact, many people will also put on the television in order to further allude to the uncertainty.
It is vital that you lock your doors as the nights draw darker, even when you are inside. After all, it doesn’t mean that criminals won’t try their luck if your doors are unlocked and the opportunity is there just because they tend to target empty properties. In fact, some burglars will also attempt to raid sheds or steal cars so you should always lock your vehicles and padlock your sheds too.
Before a robbery takes place, most criminals will scout a property to see if it is worth targeting. In fact, the police have become aware of a chalk key system that they use to write on walls in order to tell others of the desirability of the property. This is why it is important that you keep all of your valuables out of view in your property so that you don’t become a profitable target.
There is nothing worse than coming home to find that your privacy has been invaded and your home ransacked. After all, dark nights provide the perfect cover for crime which is why burglary statistics spike as the nights start to get darker earlier and earlier. By following our top tips, you can ensure that your property is safe throughout the rest of the year! To find out more information, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens team today!