Home Security this Christmas

By Jonathan Ratcliffe

As the festivities roll around, it’s common for more home invasions to take place. After all, with Christmas for many, being the season of giving, there’s likely to be more valuables on your property. This makes many households the ideal target for theft and break-ins. With that being said, it’s important to take the necessary ... Read more


As the festivities roll around, it’s common for more home invasions to take place. After all, with Christmas for many, being the season of giving, there’s likely to be more valuables on your property. This makes many households the ideal target for theft and break-ins.

With that being said, it’s important to take the necessary precautions as homeowners to ensure your security is at its best. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy a stress-free and safe Christmas with your family this year.

CCTV is necessary to help keep a close eye on your property, even if you’re out for a few hours Christmas shopping. With CCTV, it offers peace of mind that should you fall victim to a home invasion, you have visual evidence to hopefully track down those responsible.

Install CCTV

At the same time, CCTV is helpful for those who are looking for a deterrent. Anyone who may be looking or scoping out properties for robbery will find those with CCTV to be more of a challenge. As a result, they’re less likely to target your property as opposed to those that don’t have surveillance.

Keep valuables out of sight

Valuables should be kept out of sight and no time is more important to take note of this than at Christmas. You’ve likely bought a number of gifts, all of which may now be sitting at the foot of a Christmas tree in your living room.

If that’s the case, then your living room windows are likely to be a vulnerable break-in point. With that being said, try to keep valuables out of sight by shutting the curtains or only putting out the Christmas gifts in the early hours of Christmas day.

Implement automatic lights outside

Automatic lights that turn on when there’s movement outside are a good way to startle and deter anyone who tries to get onto your property without your permission. With that being said, it’s a worthwhile investment that could help to keep your property safe this Christmas.

Reinforce any weak windows or doors

Windows and doors provide access to your home, which is why you want to be attentive when it comes to vulnerabilities in these areas. If there are any weak points such as windows or doors that have become compromised, it’s important to replace them sooner rather than later. That way, you can rest assured that your property is secure.

Be careful of what you post on social media

Going away for the festive season and leaving your home empty? That’s not something you necessarily want to advertise on social media. While for the most part, you’re likely to be safe from anyone browsing online, those who cause harm to you are often those that you know.

With that being said, you want to be wary of what you post on social media. Make sure that what you’re posting is perhaps a few days ago, rather than in real-time. That way, you can be back home by the time you’ve posted about being away.

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BY Jonathan Ratcliffe

Jonathan manages Marketing at CCTV.co.uk - with over 15 years experience in CCTV Installation - he writes as an Expert in CCTV Systems, News, Crime Rate Analysis and other FAQs