With the improved weather we experienced over the recent few days, summer seems to be on the way with many of us now hoping for a good few weeks of sunshine and warmth to enjoy over the next couple of months. With the increased likelihood for windows and doors to left open to accommodate for the warmer weather, there is always the chance that you could become an unfortunate victim of crime, so we at Shaws Bespoke Joinery are on hand to help you out.
Detailed below are three steps we have devised to keep your Northampton home safe and secure this summer, ensuring you can enjoy the good weather with peace of mind that you have done all you can to limit the risk of crime.
Step One: Invest in the Best
To offer the best chance of continued protection of your home, you need to make sure you have the best features in place to achieve this. This is really where we come to the fore as we can introduce bespoke windows and doors that have been designed to suit your home, not only offering aesthetic benefits but also improved security too. Our windows are double glazed and doors reinforced to guarantee the highest possible level of security at all times.
Step Two: Don’t Leave Easy Pickings
You will of course want to open windows and doors when the weather warms up, however it is vital that you don’t leave any easy pickings for would-be criminals as they will seize the opportunity with open arms! Avoid leaving valuables near to windows and doors, especially those you leave open on a regular basis, as this will make it considerably more difficult for a criminal to get hold of what you have to offer.
Step Three: Keep it Shut
If you are soaking up the sunshine in your back garden, don’t leave windows at the front of your house open as they could be a very easy target. With no-one in the front rooms of your home and no-one keeping an eye on this area of your property, it could be some time before you realise that you have become a victim of crime due to an open front window as you enjoyed a barbeque out the back. Keeping front windows shut and your front door locked will immediately, and easily, eliminate this risk.
With summer on the way, hopefully these three steps will help to keep your property nice and secure throughout! Don’t forget the important role that we can play in this process, so to find out more about what we can do for your Northampton home, click here.