Security Tips

Did you know? The average burglar takes less than a minute to break into your home and overall 8 to 12 minutes to get out again.

Security Tip #1

Secure your doors – Don’t help a burglar stroll in through the front door (34% of them do!)… Ensure your locks are secure and you remove your keys when you go inside. Please be vigilant and ensure all your windows and doors are secure at all times.

Security Tip #2

Trees and shrubs may give your house curb appeal, but they also give burglars a handy place to hide. Trim down trees and plants close to your home that could be used for cover. Opt for smaller flowers and bushes instead. If you have trees near windows, either remove them or reinforce those windows with extra security. And don’t neglect the rest of your home’s exterior—use these best practices to keep things locked up tight.

  • Always put away stools and ladders.
  • Lock gates, sheds, and other outdoor buildings.
  • Don’t tempt thieves by leaving pricey goods on display in the yard.
  • Add security signs and stickers.

Eliminate Hiding Places as protection!

Security Tip #3

Don’t Forget your Garage… This entry point to your home is becoming more popular with criminals. And even if they can’t access your house, chances are you have plenty of good stuff stored in the garage. Make it a habit to lock all doors to the garage — both interior and exterior. You may also consider keeping your garage door opener in the house. That way a burglar can’t grab it out of your car. And if you use a security code to open the garage, make sure you keep it secret and never enter it in front of delivery people, neighbours, or anyone else.

Security Tip #4

We are looking to book some days away this summer and it is a great feeling knowing our home is secure, knowing our home will be protected while we are away. Whether your go for snow or sun… while you’re dreaming of your next holiday destination, spare a thought for your home. Get your home secure & protected before you go and enjoy your holiday that little bit more.

Security Tip #5

Top tip for protecting your processions – keep all your items of value out of sight of windows when you are not in. This helps prevents the opportunist thief from taking the risk to break in.

Security Tip #6

Did you know…

  • One burglary recorded every four minutes as nights draw in.
  • There’s a direct correlation between the number of burglaries and hours of daylight

Being extra vigilant when the light draws in, with burglars preferring to operate under the cover of darkness.

Security Tip #7

When the moon comes up, be sure to shut your curtains and leave lights on. If you are going to be out all day, we would advise you to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night.

Security Tip #8

Got a long commute each day? Do you travel with work? Do you enjoy your holidays and are away often?

If you are away from your home for any long periods of time, get secure and know you are protected.

Keep on top of your security from wherever you are (Berryfields, Budapest, Bangkok… anywhere!), with 1 app to control your Intruder Alarm and CCTV.

We advise you to take extra security precautions to make life as hard as possible for intruders!

Suggestions include;

installing security lights, a home alarm system and/or CCTV so you can keep an eye on your home even when you are out and about. It’s also important to check your doors, windows and garden gates are locked before you leave the house and keep valuables out of sight.

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