night of fun for families, Firework Night is also a prime time for burglars to strike.
will be out for several hours enjoying . They also rely on the loud to mask the sound of them breaking in
If you’re going out:
- Ensure that all doors locked – do you know that many homeowners with uPVC doors leave them improperly locked by not twisting the handle while turning the key? This means burglars specifically target homes with uPVC doors because they are easy pickings!
- Close all and curtains – don’t let burglars window shop your valuables while you’re out!
- Store valuables out of sight – If the curtains are shut, desperate thieves will go as far as peeking through the letterbox to see if there’s anything valuable in reaching distance. Keep valuables in a safe place when you’re out.
- Leave lights on
If you’re having Firework Night at home:
- Don’t leave “door is open, come in” signs on the door. The signs are intended to notify guests that the house is unoccupied and to let themselves in. Burglars will take advantage of this. Instead, ask guests to call you when they arrive so you can let them in and lock the door after them.