Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stay Safe Over Christmas - Lock Up

As it is approaching Christmas, you are bound to have started the preparations for Christmas day, whether it is by already starting your Christmas shopping, finished your shopping or have the money ready to go out and spend.

Although the Christmas season is one of the best times of year it is also one of the times of year were we need to be extra safe and cautious when leaving the house.

At this time of year it is a peak time when burglaries happen due to the fact the intruders know there will be goods and money within the house so they will break in to steal these, you don't want to be left empty handed on Christmas morning do you?

This is why it is so important to make sure you lock everywhere up when leaving the house, and always double check just to be sure. This means front doors, back doors, windows, garages, gates and fences. You need to make your house as secure as possible, even if you are popping out for a short amount of time, set your alarm and lock everywhere, don't let yourself be a victim to Christmas burglary!

There are 5 key things that you can do over the Christmas period to ensure that your house and all your goods and valuables will stay safe!

  1. Lock Up Thoroughly - I will repeat myself by saying make sure everywhere is locked up and double checked before leaving the premises!
  2. Make Your Home Look Occupied - If no one is in and no one will be home for a while make it look like there is someone in the house, leave a light on or keep the TV on, this will alarm a potential burglar and turn them away from breaking in.
  3. Don't Make Your House Accessible - This means leave the front and back garden tidy so there is no where for them to hide. Keep all ladders locked away and don't have items in your garden which could be used for forceful entrance.
  4. Hide Your Gifts & Valuables - Don't leave your valuable items laying around or in sight of a window for others on the outside to see. Keep them hidden away, even Christmas presents, don't put them under the tree until the last minute.
  5. Don't Broadcast Your Life Socially - This means don't be putting information about your whereabouts on social networking sites like Facebook. You don't want people to know your going to be out the house at a certain day and time.

By simply following these 5 points it is a way to keep yourself and your family extra safe this Christmas and knowing you can have a good Christmas with a day full of presents!

If you do feel your house is vulnerable and could do with new locks on the doors so that you feel safe all you have to do is call a locksmith close to you who can do this work for you and give you peace of mind knowing your safe and locked up.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips from NFPA

Did you know, U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year? NFPA's Lisa Braxton has a few simple safety tips to consider this holiday to keep you and your family safe and sound.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Home Security Advice Before Leaving on Vacation

Safety Tips to take before leaving on vacation:

Crime Prevention Specialists with the Fayetteville Police Department would like to share some advice on steps to take when going on vacation to discourage thieves from targeting you home while away.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The 6 Second Garage Door Break-In You Can Prevent

A wire hanger is all a thief needs to bust into your garage. A number of online videos show how it's done. Which made us question how easy it is and what you can do to protect your home. We're not going to show you the entire process, but, Consumer Reporter Bettie Cross will demonstrate an inexpensive and easy way to keep from becoming a victim.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sounding the Alarm on Home Security Systems

Recent FBI statistics reveal that nearly 9 million property crimes take place in the U.S. each year. A burglary occurs every 15 seconds! That has many of us installing home alarm systems., but how do you know which one is right for you?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips from NFPA

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires which is why it's important to know what you can do to keep your friends and family safe this holiday. In this video, NFPA's Lisa Braxton provides a few simple tips that keep your turkey-day safe and sound.