Homeowners urged to avoid danger this winter
Many homeowners will be headed out over Christmas, whether it is to
visit family members or to take a holiday in warmer climes.
However, with one in six houses remaining empty for more than 24
hours at some point during December, residents are putting their
property at risk if they do not take the appropriate steps,
according to Santander.
The insurance firm said that this is the time of year when
opportunist thieves will come to the fore, which means that it is
important to take the measures to avoid the dangers of your house
being a target.
The best ways to do this are to, first of all, put lights on a
timer to make sure that it always looks like there is someone home
and reduce the chance of someone trying their luck.
Other good methods can include installing a light with movement
sensors to cover the garden, and asking a neighbour to keep an eye
on the property.