Though many wouldn’t think it, the cold and dark winter weather can increase the risk of break-ins at home.
Shorter days means the house stands in the dark for longer, with many not arriving home from work until night time or heading on holiday to warmer climates. This is an added opportunity for thieves to lurk around the property undetected.
Coming home to a break-in can be confronting and have a lasting emotional impact. A recent survey found that 35 per cent of break-in victims experienced stress and anxiety and 11 per cent were unable to be at home alone.
It is important to take extra steps to secure your home during the winter months. Creating the impression that someone is home and installing visible security measures, such as CCTV cameras or alarm systems, can help to deter thieves and reduce the risk of a break-in.
We recommend following these seven home security tips to help protect you, your family and your home:
For further information and advice on how to best protect your home and your family, call us on 071 9145107 or call into us on the Mall Sligo opposite the Hospital for a talk about protecting your home.