Protecting your home from thieves is important all year round. However, during the winter months, this issue can take on an even greater significance. After all, burglars tend to prefer to operate under the cover of darkness, so at this time of year, when the nights are long, they have more time to target houses.
Also, at this point in the calendar, there are other incentives for opportunistic criminals to break into properties. For example, many families are stocking up on potentially pricey and highly portable festive gifts in the run-up to December 25th. Thieves are attracted to these items like bees to honey. In addition, some homes are left empty over the Christmas period as people head off to visit friends and family or to take holidays.
Effective security measures
To help minimise the risk that your home will be subject to burglaries, it’s important to adopt effective security measures. For example, it may be wise to invest in some new timber, fibreglass or metal garage doors.
Garages are a popular spot for criminals to target because they often contain valuable goods, including vehicles, power tools and other items. Thankfully, it’s now easy to source superb quality doors that are effective at deterring thieves.
Case in point
Highlighting the risk of winter burglaries, the Harrow Observer recently noted there has been a rise in the number of such incidents in the run-up to Christmas. Locals have witnessed a rise in both residential and commercial burglaries in the Pinner area.
One victim remarked: “They took jewellery, iPods, my daughter’s laptop and an iPad.” He added: “The increase of burglaries is a worry. We are hearing it from lots of people in the area that commercial properties are being targeted as well as homes. The police and neighbourhood watch teams are sending out warnings, which is good, making residents aware of the problem.”
Peace of mind
As well as helping to protect people and possessions, effective garage doors can also provide you with greater peace of mind. Knowing you’ve installed the best possible barrier to this part of your home may help boost your confidence.
Among the products that are well worth considering are roller doors. They offer a good level of security because they are fitted behind the brickwork in garages and they also feature full height steel guides and dual locking bars or ‘autolocks’ if they are electric.
The best thing is, you don’t have to break the bank in order to get your hands on these impressive doors. Here at Arridge Garage Doors we sell a variety of products and you might be pleasantly surprised by our garage doors prices. Therefore, you needn’t splash too much cash in order to benefit from the added security of effective doors.
If you’re keen to see our full range and find out more about the items, just take a look around the rest of our website or get in touch. Our friendly and professional team are on hand to provide any information you may need.