Finally escaping the brisk UK winter in favour of some snowbound escapades or few idle days by the pool, it can be difficult to remember all the security tricks and details necessary to ward off crime, most notably burglary. With a 4% rise in domestic burglaries accompanying the recession, implementing a few simple security measures before heading off to that Leeds airport parking facility could protect a home during absence.
Neighbourly Help – Asking a friend or neighbour to check on the house during a holiday can dissuade would-be burglars significantly (with more than ¾ preferring to target houses that will see no occupancy whatsoever) The simple act of opening and closing the curtains daily is sensible.
Check Doors and Windows (and double check) – More than ¾ of UK burglars access a house via a badly secure door or window.
Invest in Secure Airport Parking – Far from being the expensive luxury it once was, airport parking across the UK marks a frugal and secure investment in the well-being of a car during a period of absence. Whether it’s London, Manchester or Leeds airport car parking, private firms offer great rates and levels of security.
Use the Alarm – Before trundling off to Leeds or Bradford’s airport parking facilities, spare a thought for the homes security system. Few folks utilise it on a daily basis (almost half of homeowners questioned stated that their partner or former partner was the only one who understood the system) however an adequate alarm system could save the home – criminals loathe attention!
Light Timers – Investing in light timers throughout the house will not only help blend the home into the nightly light habits of neighbouring houses, but also deter potential crime. Adding a timer to an outside light (try not to annoy the neighbours though!) is a thorough move.
Local police and crime prevention groups can offer extensive advice regarding every aspect of home security.