4 security tips for when the clocks go forward

Posted March 14th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

When the winter transitions into spring - welcoming longer, warmer days - stay prepared with these security tips for when the clocks go forward.

Statistics have revealed that 43% of home thefts occur when the clocks go forward, accounting for 11% of break ins. It’s thought that the return of spring - with the season’s longer days and warmer weather - leads to homeowners becoming distracted, often slacking on home security measures. Although we do encourage you to get out and enjoy yourself this spring, don’t let the thought of a break-in or theft ruin this new season. These are our top security tips for when the clocks go forward.

Locking doors and windows

As the temperature rises and you feel the urge to open your windows and doors, don’t present the opportunity for an easy entrance. Of course, we’re not saying that you need to keep yourself shut in at all times, but simply remembering to lock any possible entrances to your home when leaving the room or heading out for the day will help prevent the risk of burglary. 

To ensure that your doors and windows are sufficiently secured, you can rely on the help of our Entry Sensor or Motion Sensor to detect if someone has entered your property. Thanks to our 24/7 professional monitoring service, our team will receive an alert once your burglar alarm is triggered. If they can visually verify that there has been a break in on your SimpliCam, they will notify the local authorities.  

Hiding valuable gardening equipment

For days spent relaxing in the garden to soak up the spring sun, don’t forget to safely store your valuable gardening equipment. If these were to be left out in the open - even for a matter of minutes - you could end up unknowingly luring a trespasser into your property. Instead, hide them from view either in a garden shed, garage, or inside your home away from view. 

Shed security

Taking garden security seriously is essential when the clocks go forward, so if you are looking for a place to safely store your outside equipment ready for their next use, a shed is the best way to go. However, if your shed isn’t secure - for example, it’s suffered structural damage or has a broken lock - you could risk your valuables being stolen. 

Luckily, there are methods you can take to ensure that your shed’s contents are efficiently protected. Alongside regular shed maintenance and arranging for any damage to be fixed as soon as you can, we advise installing an Outdoor Security Camera to watch over your garden 24/7. 

Home security when you’re away

It’s inevitable that warmer temperatures will start to get you in the holiday mood, so if you are planning a getaway, make certain that your home is secure. Rather than risk leaving a spare key under your doormat - which could pose a massive security risk - you could instead provide your trusted neighbours with a custom pinto arm/disarm your security system, to let you know who is coming and going. For additional advice on home security when you’re away, check out one of our previous blog posts on the topic. 

If you’re looking to enhance your home’s security, get in touch with our team of experts today to start building your system to ensure that protection all year round.