Why do home thefts rise during winter?
The season we all look forward to has finally arrived. Whether it's for Christmas, great food and gifts, or the holiday season, we all have our reasons to celebrate.
Winter is the favourite season for thieves too, but the reasons are entirely different. Homes are left empty during the winters, making them an ideal target for burglars.
With proper preparedness and security measures in place, you can make your home safe and theft-proof.
Reasons why home thefts rise during winters
Here are a few reasons why homes are more vulnerable during December:
1. Holiday season means empty homes
It is officially the vacation season when people usually go away for long durations of time, leaving their home behind.
Remember the movie "Home Alone"? Empty homes are a playground for thieves!
2. It's the season of gifts
Christmas season is here and everyone is in the spirit of exchanging gifts. Our homes are filled with expensive gifts which means a festive time for robbers.
3. Longer nights, less daylight hours
It is a known fact that during winters the sun sets earlier and hence the nights are longer. Fewer daylight hours means more time after sundown to commit crimes.
So how do you really make your home theft proof while being on a vacation?
How to protect your home from thieves & burglars?
Here are a few tips to protect your home:
1. Install smart lights
Nothing screams “No one’s home!” like a dark house. Installing an automatic light with a timer in the front porch will make outsiders perceive that there is someone at home.
2. Lock all entry points
Make sure to check that you have locked your home before going away this vacation season. Ensure you have locked all doors and windows and do not leave behind any spare keys in obvious spots.
Having doubts if you locked your doors or not? With our one time property check you can be assured of every entry point being locked down.
3. Install an automated security system
What is better than having a security solution that takes complete care of your home so you can enjoy your vacation worry-free? Installing an automated security solution helps take action in case of an intrusion when you are away.
But most of these systems can only alert you on the phone and try to deter crime with the use of spot lights or sirens.
What if you want someone to immediately come to your home and take action?
Well, Smart Eye from 56 Secure can do exactly that without you having to rush back home.
Our team continuously monitors your camera alerts when you’re away and dispatches a Safety Agent in case any intrusion is detected. That way you are never disturbed even if your house is in danger. We also send a report once the issue is handled.
With 56 Secure, your home is protected and secure even while you’re miles away.