Don’t leave gifts on show for burglars’ prying eyes
POLICE are urging householders to invest in a timer switch to help deter burglars.
Ashford Community Safety Unit (CSU) says this time of year sees an increase in opportunist burglary, with offenders often targeting homes that are in darkness and empty.
To help deter intruders the CSU says many people use timer switches to give the illusion that people are in but some forget to close curtain and blinds so the contents of homes are on show.
Richard Lester, crime reduction officer, said: “I cannot stress the difference a simple timer switch can make to the security of a home.
“But it is important to make sure that once the lights come on, the privacy of your home is maintained. Do not leave valuables, including Christmas gifts, on show and make sure that curtains and blinds are closed to prying eyes.”
Timer switches are available from hardware and DIY stores.
For more information about home security contact Ashford CSU on 01233 660747.