Keep your valuables under wraps this Christmas

For most of us, Christmas is a time to forget about work and focus on loved ones. However, we must not forget to make our homes secure as we start to think about Christmas and enjoy the festivities.

There are a number of things you can do to reduce the chances of having your Christmas ruined by burglaries. These simple security measures, from the security experts at Yale, will help keep your valuables safe this Christmas.

Don’t forget to lock your doors 

It’s often very easy to forget to lock up properly when thinking about what needs to be done before Christmas day arrives and with research suggesting 74 per cent of thieves get into a home through the front door[1], it’s important to make sure your property is secure, even when you’re in. 

With a smart lock, such as the Yale Linus Smart Door Lock, you can check the status from the anywhere via a smartphone app. With the Linus Smart Door Lock if you’ve forgotten to check is your door is closed and you’re tucked up in bed, you can use a smartphone app to check the staus of your door and lock it with the touch of a button, all without having to get out from under the duvet. 

‘Tis the season to be visible

When it comes to deterring a burglar, a visual deterrent is an effective way of putting off potential thieves. Installing a smart outdoor camera can not only keep an eye on who is at your front door but can also act as a deterrent. Yale’s range of smart cameras can be controlled via a smartphone app, enabling you to be fully in control of your home security and giving you peace of mind.

Smart home alarms are also a great visual deterrent, easier than ever to install and really simple to use. Systems such as the Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm, which is controlled through a smartphone app, lets you part arm your home, so you can have the alarm covering certain areas of your home. 

Keep gifts under wraps

Many of us place our Christmas gifts under the Christmas tree ahead of the big day, but unsurprisingly, this is the first place a thief would look when breaking into your home. Install an Indoor Wi-Fi camera to keep an eye out on those gifts whilst you are away. These discrete cameras such as the Yale Indoor Wi-Fi Camera – Pan & Tilt, not only look great in any room they also allow you to keep a close eye on any vulnerable areas. 

You can also think to keep expensive presents hidden out of sight until Christmas Eve as a deterrent to stop burglars from choosing your home as their next target. Investing in a small safe, such as the Yale Value Safewill protect your more valuable items and gifts this Christmas will help save any disappointments on the big day.

By taking these simple measures, you’ll be able to concentrate on having a great Christmas this year without having to worry about the security of your home. 

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