As the days become shorter, it’s comforting to know that there are security professionals protecting your home – 24/7/365.
In the UK, burglary increases by 15% during October and November with around 60% of burglaries happening between the hours of 6pm and 6am.
With Advanced Overwatch expert monitoring, innovative smart security technology, and remote support, you and your family or employees can feel safe all year round.
When it comes to security in Northern Ireland, it’s October that householders and businesses should be most wary of. Break-ins in burglary hotspots across Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, the Causeway Coast and province-wide spike by over a third as the Autumn nights draw in and the clocks go back. Not only is darkness a burglars best friend but one-off events like Halloween bring scores of people onto the streets, providing extra cover for anyone up to no good.
Thankfully, even though the statistics show burglaries are at the highest this month, there are plenty of ways to prevent yourself from becoming just another statistic. From full colour at night CCTV cameras we secure customer properties 24/7.
Five ways we recommend our customers keep property safe during winter:
Doors and windows
Opportunist burglars will always look at a home’s entrances and exits first. So that’s where you should start too. Burglars hate UPVC windows with strong security so think about changing and adding locks where you need to.
Sound the alarm
Most burglars are looking for the softest target. An alarm is an instant visual deterrent, especially with the added protection and peace of mind that a monitored system brings when you’re out and about.
CCTV in focus
Recent research shows that CCTV cameras are the number one deterrent for burglars. Cameras tell anyone looking at your property that you’re serious about security. And with our free CCTV and Burglar Alarm apps you can view everything going on inside and outside your property 24/7.
Let the light in
Bburglars hate the light. Motion-sensitive security lights and CCTV with motion detection are an excellent deterrent at night, as are lights in your property – especially ones you can control remotely from our smart app.
Pets don’t deter as we would expect
Surprisingly, burglars love seeing signs advertising the presence of dogs and other pets. They know it means most alarms will be switched off when pets are home alone. Our pet friendly systems reduce false alarms without compromising your security.
For a free security survey and a recommendation on the most appropriate security options for your property, call Advanced Overwatch on 02870878077 or email: email@example.com