With the clocks going back and the evenings getting darker, we thought we'd put together some handy security tips to help keep you and your family safe this Winter!

  • Close your windows & lock your doors:  It might seem obvious but one-third of burglars will enter the house through the front door.
  • Light up:The most common time for a burglary is between 5pm and 11pm. During this time you should make sure your home is well lit. Use timed switches if don’t plan on being home!
  • Don’t Advertise:Keep valuable possessions away from the windows and keep your curtains & blinds closed downstairs to make sure a burglar isn’t drawn to your home.
  • Don’t keep spare keys outside:Instead, ensure your neighbour has a spare set for emergencies.
  • Before answering the door:Check for unwelcome visitors. Check the ID of anyone who asks to enter your home for any type of ‘maintenance’ reason.
  • Remain vigilant:Alert your neighbours and Gardaí to any suspicious behaviour.
  • Don’t broadcast your plans: Don’t update your social media while on holidays or post about your plans. Wait until your home to share any of your lovely photos.
  • Alarm your Home:alarms are a proven deterrent to burglars. For example, PhoneWatch customers are 4 times less likely to be broken into.

Keep an eye on the PhoneWatch blog to stay up-to-date with the latest Safety Tips.

Stay safe this Winter! – From everyone at PhoneWatch