- December 24, 2021
Keeping Things Secure In The New Year
Christmas is absolutely a time to eat, drink, and be merry – but you mustn’t forget the most basic safety and security measures. Simple things like remembering to take the turkey out of the oven, not leaving the front door unlocked and presents from Father Christmas on show for all to see.
Although it’s important that you don’t get carried away with the festivities, it’s just as important that you safeguard your property and possessions (not to mention yourself and your loved ones!) well into the new year as well.
That’s why, in today’s blog, we thought we’d offer a few safety tips to help you welcome the new year on a good note.
6 home security tips for a happy new year!
1. Make sure all the doors are locked
It may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to lock the door after walking through it – usually because they have their hands full or get distracted.
Locking and removing the key from your door every time goes a long way to keeping opportunistic burglars out of your home. So it’s worth reminding everyone in the family to always lock up and move their key to a safe place, preferably a cabinet or drawer with a lock on it.
2. Check your windows are secure
Even the smallest of windows can be used by savvy criminals. Whilst most will climb in through a window if it’s left open, others have tools they can feed through tiny openings to lift the latch and hook keys, expensive jewellery and other items of interest.
Therefore, you want to make sure that your windows are fully closed and locked. It’s a sensible idea to check them regularly too, just to make sure your security isn’t compromised.
3. Take care not to advertise your new gadgets
Whether it be a smart TV, games console, new laptop, or something else, you need to think carefully about what you’ll do with the packaging.
Now, most people would automatically throw it in the bin outside – but the chances are it will be almost full (if it’s not already) due to the festivities. And leaving things next to the wheelie bin will draw unwanted attention from passers-by.
Instead, consider making a trip to the tip with your rubbish or flattening cardboard boxes down so you can squeeze more in your bin.
4. Don’t overshare on social media
As tempting as it might be, avoid snapping photos of your lavish gifts and uploading them to Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. – especially if your account isn’t private!
It’s also important that you don’t give too much away about your location or advertise your home is empty whilst taking advantage of the January sales! Always think twice before you post or upload anything.
5. Find a safe place to house your Xmas prezzies
Exchanging presents is all fun and games until you have to find somewhere to put them.
Naturally, you want to make sure that high-value items are hidden from view. This includes things like game consoles, tablets, and jewellery.
Whilst you could conceal small items in your sock drawer, wardrobe, or under the bed, you should still draw the curtains or close the blinds to keep unwanted attention out.
6. Invest in a home safe
By far the best way to enhance security in the new year is to purchase a home safe, similar to the ones available at eSafes.
Home safes come in all shapes and sizes and have either a key, electronic, or biometric lock. They’re perfect for stowing everything from cash and cherished possessions to large bulky items and electronics.
To find out more about the safes we have in stock on our website, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Either give us a call on 0800 783 2328 or email [email protected], and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
- December 24, 2021