It’s Not Just Possessions That Burglars Steal
As the clocks go back the criminals come out, with statistics showing a 20% increase in home burglaries during the darker months.
National Home Security Month has been designed to create awareness around the importance of home security and to help get people security savvy in time for winter.
The nationwide initiative, which runs through the month of October is supported by security company Yale.
So to help you with ensuring that your property is as secure as it can be, Big Brother All Security have come up some great deals on security installations to get you protected this winter.
Know Exactly What’s Going On
For the ultimate piece of mind, CCTV cameras are the perfect way to know exactly what’s going on in and around your home. Cameras can be linked up to a monitor as well as being connected so that you are able to view your CCTV images on your smartphone or tablet.
A home without an alarm is 2-3 times more likely to be burgled.
Another key home security recommendation is to invest in an Intruder Alarm. Statistics also show that 60% of attempted burglaries carried out on properties fitted with alarms are unsuccessful, making them an excellent form of protection and a deterrent for prospective criminals.
Don’t Worry About Losing your Keys
If you’re partial to a night time jog during the darker months or even if you’re often laden down with shopping bags, then it’s worth considering a Keyfree door lock. Keyfree Door Locks & Biometric fingerprint locks allow you to access and secure your home using only a code, a remote keyfob or even just your fingerprint which means you’d no longer have to worry about carrying or losing your keys. You can also allow temporary use to give other people access to your home when you want to and delete their access as soon as you’re ready – without having to worry about collecting keys or changing locks. This function is ideal if you have relatives coming to stay for the festive season or if you want your neighbours to check on your home while you’re on holiday.
With distraction burglary affecting thousands of households per year in the UK, seeing who is at your door before you open it has never been more important. According to the Home Office, around 11,500 homes a year fall victim to ‘bogus callers’ entering their homes with the intention of stealing cash and other belongings, such as car keys.
Door Phone Entry Systems solve the problem of having to look through a traditional spy hole to see who is at your door, with a clear image which can be seen from several metres away, so you don’t have to be near the door or alert visitors to your presence before you see who they are.