Towergate offers anti-burglar tips
by Richard Kilner
Story link: Towergate offers anti-burglar tips
As the nights draw in, Towergate Insurance has offered homeowners a range of tips to help deter burglars taking advantage of the prolonged darkness from breaking into their homes.
Burglaries typically increase during this time of year, when clocks go back and nights become darker.
Jonathan Walker, CEO of Towergate Insurance broking division, explained that darker nights make it easier to spot which homes are unoccupied.
The insurer advises homeowners to either leave lights on or employ a timer so that the lack of lights do not betray a home’s emptiness.
In addition, Towergate suggests locking doors and drawing curtains at night, as well as keeping valuables out of sight and away from doors and windows.
Last but not least, the firm advocates the use of good quality locks and a burglar alarm, if one is installed.