How to improve home window security
Did you know that British homes are most at risk to burglary in the summer months?
New research from MoneySuperMarket shows that homeowners like you are most exposed to burglary during the summer months, as we try to stay cool by leaving windows and doors open. Worryingly, leaving a window open for just 5 minutes can compromise the safety of your home. Even more concerning, if you leave a window open to stay cool and thieves take advantage it could mean that your insurance company won’t pay out; considered as ‘contributory negligence.’
With Guildford in Surrey topping the latest burglary hotspot list, with Bideford in North Devon at the other end of the scale boasting Britain’s lowest burglary rate, we’ve listed our top 5 ways of improving your home window security this year:
1. Downstairs windows
All windows in the home should be secured with durable window restrictors. If this isn’t possible, it’s vital that all downstairs windows are fitted with window restrictors with removable keys.
2. Out of sight
Be sure to remove the keys from the locked windows and put them out of sight and in a safe place, just in case the glass gets broken mid-burglary. Removing any valuables on show will also remove all forms of temptation from potential burglars passing by.
3. Any time
Contrary to popular belief, approximately two-fifths of domestic burglaries take place during the morning or afternoon (6am to 6pm) and three-fifths take place during the evening or night (6pm to 6am). So, be sure to shut and lock your windows securely at any time of day.
4. At-home vigilance
In over half of incidents of domestic burglary where an offender entered the property, someone was at home at the time.
5. Prevention is better…
Don't provide thieves with a window of opportunity!
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