Across the world, there is an uptick in crime during the holidays. Both seasoned criminals and opportunists know that there are more empty houses and packages available at this time of the year. For this reason, it’s important to take a look at what you can do to better protect your property and valuables. There are steps you can take on your own as well as recommendations that will be best to call your locksmith in Melbourne.

Why is there an increase in crime during the holidays?

As the school holidays hit and the Christmas season is upon us, people of all ages are leaving and taking a much earned holiday. Whether that’s an hour down the road in the peninsula or it means finally leaving to another state, it means that peoples houses are being left unattended and unchecked. There is also a massive uptick in home deliveries as people order presents to the house. Regardless of if belongings are stolen off the front steps of the home or from inside, it’s very common to see an uptick in crime at this time of year.

What can you do to help protect your property?

For those of us that don’t live alone, it may be tempting to hide your presents in the car so your children or partner don’t accidentally run across them. This is strongly recommended against as cars generally have less security and are easier to break into than a home. It’s also recommended to install motion-activated sensors or lights around your property. So whether you have a package accidentally left overnight outside or if you have a burglar trying to gain entry to your home, these will help to deter thefts. Burglars won’t want their illegal actions to be illuminated for all passerby, neighbours and surrounding cameras to see. Another great option to help deter package thefts is to enrol in a parcel collection address. This ensures that packages are delivered to a post office of your choosing rather then them sitting outside your home, unprotected.

When you should call your locksmith in Melbourne

If you want to stay in the holiday spirit by avoiding any unfortunate breaches of security or thefts, you may want to give your locksmith in Melbourne a call. We are more than happy to check your existing system for any gaps in security. We can then make recommendations for how you can improve upon your existing system. If needed, we can also help you to install a new security system if you already know that you have improvements to make. Tick this New Years resolution off your list early and keep your family and property protected over the holidays.

If you have any questions for us or want your locksmith in Melbourne to come out to your property, we are available to help you. Keeping you safe is our priority, regardless of the time of year. You can reach us by leaving us a message HERE or call us on 1800 348 378.