Once you close your front door, you should feel completely safe and comfortable in your home. However, one issue that can affect homeowners and renters alike, and one that many people do not take enough steps to prevent, is burglary.
Sadly, many criminals target the homes of those who do not take precautions and where they can see glaring holes in security. Home security is an important issue, but many people just do not realise that they are actually doing things that make their homes an easy target.
Police in Worcester have warned residents to take steps to prevent intruders from targeting their properties after some homes were broken into recently. Two unoccupied homes were burgled, and police have now told residents to keep lights on when they are out.
As the winter is drawing nearer and the dark evenings are slowly closing in, more burglars are on the prowl for properties that appear to be empty.
Close Open Invitations
There are many ways that burglars can target properties. In many instances, burglars pose as labourers and will use their time working in homes to get information from unsuspecting residents. Many people give away information without even realising as they talk about plans and upcoming events in front of strangers who are doing work in their homes.
Others leave their front doors unlocked, and many burglars will see this as an open invitation. They will knock first, and if the door is unanswered, they will try the handle to see if it opens. It is important to keep the door locked, especially if you are just sitting in the back garden or are in the shower.
Other Ways To Secure Your Property
There are other ways to keep your property more secure, including installing an alarm or security cameras to deter burglars. You could also consider security gates around your property, as many burglars and intruders are put off if they have to scale large iron gates to get in and out even if it does look like the property may be empty.
Here at Abbey Gates, we can provide you with a range of stylish secure, Sliding gates in Glasgow that will keep you and your home safe. Our range of driveway gates, garden gates and automatic gates are ideal for not only securing your property but also improving the aesthetics. Contact us today for a quote.