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Advice on how to keep your home safe from thieves during holidays

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«As holidays draw closer, risks to home security increase as well. Experience shows that the number of burglaries tends to increase specifically during different holidays, when families are out having fun,» – says GRIFS AG expert Uģis Začs.

«As long as you remember to check if all doors and windows are shut and if you have turned off all unnecessary electrical appliances before leaving the house, you can avoid seeing unpleasant surprises when you come back,» – said Začs.

In order to avoid unpleasant incidents, the security expert recommends doing the following before you leave home:

-always make sure all doors and windows are shut tight;

-it is always a good idea to have a spare set of eyes and ears around, so be a good neighbour and maintain good relationships with others, as they can help keep your home safe by calling the police if they notice some stranger hanging around your home;

-it is a good idea to keep your valuables in as many places as you can to make them harder to find. Also, do not keep cash at home, keep your money in a bank;

-do not place valuable items (TV sets, computers, etc.) close to windows, as not to encourage potential thieves to try and break in;

-even though skilled thieves can break through any door, it would be much safer to install two doors – one made of metal and one made of wood. This will make entry much more difficult for people who are not allowed to enter. It is also a good idea to install an alarm system on one of the doors. Having two different doors will also cost a lot of time to open;

-even having an apartment above ground level does not ensure safety. People sometimes leave valuables on balconies, which is easy prey to burglars. Criminals are exceptionally creative individuals; they can come up with all kinds of different ways of breaking into private properties;

-it is a good idea to turn on light sensors when you leave;

-fences and gates scare away criminals. However, be sure to see if there are no trees or other objects that may assist people in climbing over the fence;

-Be careful what information you post on social networks; do not say too much where you’re going or how long you plan to be away. Also, don’t freely tell others what valuables you have at home and where you keep them.

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  1. Linda says:

    advice applicable to all countries. I find locking all the inner doors useful too.

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