Whilst the majority of the spooky gules taking to the streets this October are harmless and intend to gather nothing more than sweets, there are a few who have somewhat darker intentions.
This one evening a year brings an influx of uninvited strangers knocking at your door. For many this will be fun however, for a small proportion then this will ultimately bring trepidation and fear. Protect My Property felt it would be worthwhile sharing some simple security tips to help make this a fun evening.
Many police forces across the country report a concerning spike in crime figures over this usually family friendly, make believe period of celebration. The crimes range from low-level nuisance to burglaries and theft.
There are some simple tips for making you feel happier during this period.
Clear Your Garden – Whilst there has been a steady increase in the amount of us who decorate the outside of our house, there is a fine balance between joining in the festivities and putting too much temptation in front of others. Even if you are among the masses that choose not to turn the front lawn into a scene from the Walking Dead, we recommend that simply removing property out of harm’s way is a good thing. “Out of sight out of mind”.
Shed Some Light On It – It may be a good time to check that your security lights are in working order. Whilst it may be tempting to hide at the back of the house in darkness, this could send the wrong message out to those with ulterior motives.
Secure Your Garden – One key area of interest for criminals at this time of year is the garden shed. Of course, there is no reason for uninvited guests to venture into your back garden. There are a number of security solutions for the garden, from shed alarms, lights with movement sensors (PIR) and perimeter alarms. Of course, this can also act as a significant deterrent to the more hardened house burglar.
CCTV – Many take great comfort from the knowledge that CCTV covers their property. The sheer presence can also be a visual deterrent. With the vast range of options available from ProtectMyProperty there are many solutions designed to meet your specific needs.
The most important thing to remember is that this is a period where the majority are simply there to have fun. Halloween is meant to promote a healthy and fun fear of the unexpected, but don’t let it be at your expense.
31 October 2017
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