How to Keep Your House Safe From Thieves This Winter

Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2023

How to Keep Your House Safe From Thieves This Winter

With the cost of living increasing, the number of burglaries in the UK are predicted to rise this winter. Keeping your home protected from criminals is now more important than ever.

As we approach darker nights, home security is key. The experts at YESSS Electrical are here to reveal the most effective ways to keep your home safe and secure this winter.

How to Prevent Burglary: 5 Top Tips

With many people reducing the time spent at home due to rising energy costs, properties are now more vulnerable than ever. Here’s five top tips on how you can keep your home safe and prevent burglaries from happening this winter.

  • Lock Doors and Windows at All Times

It is surprising how many people leave their front door unlocked when they are at home waiting for another family member to arrive. It may seem trivial, but you should always lock all of your windows and doors at night whether you’re in or out. If you’re warm at night, leave the window on the latch to prevent criminals from being able to open it. 

  • Keep the Curtains Closed at Night

At night, close all of the curtains and blinds in your home so passers-by can not see through the windows. Burglars are less likely to attempt a break-in if they think that someone may be home.

  • Use a Safe 

Put all of your valuables in a safe, including cash, expensive jewellery, passports and spare car keys. If a burglar does manage to enter your home, they have less chance of taking anything important if it is not made available to them. Depending on the insurance company you are with, having a safe in your home can also reduce your annual premium. 

  • Avoid Hiding Keys Outside

A large number of people hide keys around their garden for other family members. However, this can significantly increase the chance of a burglary in your home. Ensure all residents of your home have a key or try giving a spare one to a trustworthy neighbour.

  • Keep Your Back Garden Clear

Keeping the grass short and all the bushes around your property trimmed can help to deter intruders. Large trees and bushes can allow potential burglars to hide and watch your home.

Home Security 

There are currently a number of security devices on the market that can help to deter intruders and protect your property. Let’s take a look at the best security for houses.

Security Lights

Outdoor security lights can provide you with a sense of safety and peace of mind. Keeping your garden and doorways well lit can help to put off any intruders as they do not have the benefit of the darkness to hide away.

Security lights are also an indicator that someone is home and as soon as the light comes on, burglars will be wary that they have been spotted. Of course, security lights can also help you to see any potential dangers before you open the door after dark.

From PIR bulkheads to outdoor floodlights, we stock a wide range of security lights here at YESSS Electrical. Our security lighting solutions provide bright effective lighting to help deter intruders and provide greater visibility. The PIR (passive infrared sensor) in our outdoor lighting detects movement and sends out a signal to the control panel to trigger the light, saving energy.

Security Alarms

A security alarm can help to deter criminals, preventing them from attempting a break-in. Some alarm systems will even allow you to remotely monitor what is happening in your home from your smartphone or tablet when you’re not there, providing you with added peace of mind.

Most alarm systems will have motion sensors which detect when someone is present, sounding an alarm or in some cases, automatically alerting the police. Investing in a home security alarm could help to reduce your insurance premium, as your property is less at risk of a burglary.

Here at YESSS Electrical, we provide you with a range of security alarms so you can decide which is the best option for your home. Browse our home security alarms online today, or contact us for more information on home alarm systems.


Investing in a home security system is enough to deter most burglars. However, if a burglar does still choose to attempt a break-in, working security cameras can provide you with physical evidence to give to the police. With security cameras, you will have a greater chance of prosecution being successful should a crime occur.

Installing a CCTV system allows you to monitor your home remotely via your computer, mobile, tablet or smartphone. Remote monitoring means you can login and check your CCTV system for activity from anywhere in the world.

Insurance companies will often reduce your annual premium if you choose to install security cameras, however, it is worth calling your insurance company to check whether this is something they offer.

Here at YESSS Electrical, we supply a range of high-quality, affordable home security systems from top brands such as HIK Vision and Link2Home. Shop online today for free delivery on orders over £50.

Protect Your Home With YESSS Electrical

At YESSS Electrical, we understand that protecting your home is a top priority. That’s why, we offer a range of home security products including outdoor security lights and indoor and outdoor home cameras. We only stock the top brands including Link2Home, Lutec and Saxby Lighting. Browse our security lights and CCTV systems online today or contact us if you have any questions.

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