New Year's Eve is one of the most active nights of the year - and we're not talking about the nightlife! According to Aviva Insurance, your home is 24% more likely to be burgled on New Year's Eve!
Don't leave your home security to chance, instead use the following burglary prevention tips to protect your house and contents.
Why New Year's Eve?
Firstly, let's discuss why New Year's Eve is a popular target for burglars.
Whilst you're out at the New Year's Eve party, your home is dark and empty. Burglars watch for activity before entering a property. If your house is vacant all night, guess where they'll target.
Christmas may be over for you, but for a burglar it's only just begun! With plenty of brand new goods throughout your empty house on New Year's Eve, why wouldn't a burglar strike?
Alcohol consumption on New Year's Eve contributes to a lack of awareness. Burglars know that drunken people, including your neighbours, are less likely to pick up on suspicious behaviour.
Now that we've covered the security issues surrounding New Year's Eve, here's our top 4 tips to protect your home!
Lock all doors and windows before leaving the house on New Year's Eve. Don't leave spare keys in predictable places e.g. under the doormat. And, make sure you put keys and valuables out of sight from criminal eyes peeping through your windows.
Ask a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to keep an eye on your home. For added security, you could always leave a radio, light or TV on.
Whilst you may be having the time of your life at the New Year's Eve party, don't tell the world about it! A social media post is the perfect vacant house confirmation for a burglar! If you think we're being paranoid, consider the Kim Kardashian robbery in October 2016.
A social media post from Kim flaunted her multi-million dollar engagement ring. This post led the burglars straight to her and confirmed the ring was in her possession. Consider this the next time you post your location on social media. If Kim Kardashian can be robbed, so can you!
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And there you go! 4 expert tips to secure your home!
Preventing a burglary isn't as hard as you think! For additional home safety tips, download our free checklist to outsmart the burglars!