When the clocks go back and the evenings get longer, the crime figures start to climb. Criminals across the country take advantage of the darkness to increase their activity and target homes, cars and offices. Break-ins and theft become more common, with all parts of the UK affected by the increase in crime.
To ensure you don’t fall victim to the boom in burglaries this winter, it’s important you act now. By taking extra steps to protect your premises, you can deter criminals and keep your valuables safe until spring.
Winter Crime Boom
Throughout the winter months, crime rates are elevated. Burglaries and car thefts increase and the chances of your office being broken into dramatically increases. According to The Independent, data from 16 police forces across the UK shows the number of burglaries could increase by as much as 26%.
A report by insurer Aviva has revealed that Bonfire Night is the highest risk for burglaries, with the number of break-ins taking place on this action-packed night up 28% in the last 10 years. Halloween and Valentine’s Day were also high-risk times for burglaries, with the festive period surprisingly low in crime.
Protecting Your Premises
The best way to ensure you don’t become a victim of crime this winter is to protect your premises. Installing robust roller shutters, strong burglar bars and gates around your premises will help to deter criminals and make it a lot harder for would-be thieves to break in.
Installing shutters, bars and gates is quick and affordable. The money that you invest in beefing up security this winter will be well worth the peace of mind that these extra measures provide, while most business owners will agree that investing a bit of cash in security is well worth it when their business gets through the winter unscathed.
If you’re looking for strong, durable and high-quality security shutters London is a good place to start. The capital boasts some of the best shutter providers in the country, with a great choice of products available.
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