One of the slight benefits of the COVID-19 lockdown, is that crime rates have significantly dropped in the last couple of months, but there is still a high risk of home and property break-ins, as Tottenham Hotspurs and England footballer Dele Alli discovered when he was recently targeted and burgled.
How to deter intruders
Light up your home
A property that is well lit from the outside will deter any thieves and will draw attention to anyone hoping to gain access. Motion-senior lights only switch on when activated by movement, which makes them a more eco-friendly option.
Check all points of entry
While the majority of burglaries occur via windows and doors, it’s possible, especially in flats, that loft spaces and crawl spaces could inadvertently give burglars access to your home.
The majority of burglaries occur via windows and doors, but there could be other points of entry to your home you might not have considered, especially if you live in a flat.
If you live in a flat or apartment, it’s unlikely that you will be able to make the structural changes to prevent this, but you can protect yourself and your home with improved hatch security, such as padlocks.
When assessing your home for security vulnerabilities, don’t forget to check the garage, shed, greenhouse, etc. An unlocked shed can give an intruder access to tools that will make a break-in much easier.
Limit what you share
While we all love to share our lives on social media, a study has shown that posting holiday pics to Facebook and Instagram can increase the risks of being burgled, so restrict your posts, and keep your profile private.
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