In the lead up to Christmas it pays to be vigilant

15th November 2016

Burglars are often opportunists and will be attracted to what’s on display in your home or your car, especially in the lead up to Christmas!

Tablets, laptops, mobile phones and other expensive gadgets should be kept out of sight of windows. It’s worth telling your children this too if they have iPads and similar gadgets.

Security lighting can act as a major deterrent for burglars. Installing external security lights outside your home should help put off intruders and can help alert neighbours if someone attempts to break in to your home. It’s also worth considering light timer systems, which can be set to come on in the evening, giving the impression that you are at home. These can be particularly helpful if you live in a quiet unlit area.

It is also advisable to keep keys (including car keys) out of sight from passers-by and away from your letterbox. Burglars can use a hook device to steal keys from inside the house.

Expensive jewellery should be kept in a safe.

Contact Horner Blakey Insurance Brokers for a no obligation personal or business insurance quotation on 020 7929 0108

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