Week 3 (w/c 12th October) - Keep It Protected.
What means most to you? Perhaps your laptop holds precious pictures of your family, or you have items of jewellery that have been passed down through generations. Making sure you keep them protected, as well as the items of high monetary value in your home in absolutely vital. Here are some top tips on how to secure your valuables:
• Computers, cash, electrical goods and jewellery are among the most commonly stolen items in domestic burglaries. Don't leave valuable items in view and keep them out of reach of an open window or cat flap if you have one.
• For additional peace of mind, store valuable items and confidential documents or paperwork in a home safe that is securely bolted to the floor or wall.
• Don't become a victim of identity theft. Store important documents in a home safe and remember to use a shredder if disposing of any confidential paperwork.
• Install a home alarm, so that if the worst happens and there is a break in, you can be alerted quickly and your neighbours can contact the police if necessary. They also act as a good visual deterrent.
• If you've got a home alarm system remember to check it regularly and keep it maintained to ensure it still works properly.
If you have spent a lot of time and money on your valuables, you want to make sure that no-one else can get their hands on it. By taking these few security steps, you can keep your belongings extra safe.
For further information about National Home Security Month visit www.homesecuritymonth.com