Burglars and Bonfires

Enjoy Bonfire Night, beware the bad ‘Guy’ , and stay safe on what is possibly the worst day of the year for burglary.

Traditionally the days around and including Bonfire Night, see a rise in break –ins, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour. Some insurance companies say this is the worst day of the year for burglary.

Now for the amazingly obvious!

Please remember to check your doors are locked.  It is easily done, we have all done it, when in a rush and distracted, looking forward to a roaring bonfire and firework display. In 2 out of 10 cases, burglars get in through unlocked doors and windows.

Don’t let your home look like a brightly lit up shop window, close your curtains. Put valuables out of site.  Research reveals those holding firework parties at home risk opportunist thieves, by leaving doors unlocked and windows unchecked.

If your front and back doors are not secure, neither is your home. 66% of burglars gain entry through a door.  If a door isn’t closing properly or locking easily, it is a sign that at some stage, it will in fact, eventually stop working , just when really you could least do without it!

Mark offers a free security check, is able to advise on door, patio door security, added security and the best quality locks to suit your budget.

Includes data from: www.derbyshire.police.uk  Safer Homes: Bonfire Night

In the unfortunate case of a burglary it is advised repairs be carried out as soon as possible and if possible additional security improvements made. Statistics show an increased chance of a burglar returning to pick up items seen previously.