Tips to avoid a burglary in your home;
In the weeks leading up to Christmas and unfortunately with break ins on the increase as families purchase gifts for loved ones we have prepared a few small pointers from Doyle Mahon Insurances to help secure your home over the Christmas period;
- Home Alarms: The most obvious and effective burglary prevention tool however sometimes overlooked. Monitored alarms offer 24 hour surveillance by dedicated call centre and/or the gardai, unmonitored alarms will ring your mobile and sound a siren for your neighbours. The principle difference here is cost, with a monitored alarm being the ideal solution. Ensure alarm is always set when leaving your home.
- Locks: Dead bolt locks to exterior doors or 5 lever mortice locks as a min. All accessible doors and windows should have key operated locks.
- Routine: Develop a routine of locking all doors and windows before you leave the house and make sure your alarm is switched on. Give the impression someone is always home.
- Holidays over the Festive Period: Be sure to cancel regular deliveries if you will be away over Christmas. Ask a neighbour or friend to keep an eye on your home and collect any post.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas.