Now the blues of winter and the short days are behind us, it’s a good time to get outside and enjoy the longer evenings.
This also gives you the opportunity to review your home security; look at the boundaries around where you live – do any of the fences or gates need repairing? If you’ve got green fingers and are a dab hand in the garden, is now the time to plant some spiky bushes to deter would-be intruders, and the occasional cheeky cat from trespassing. For those with gardens, have a look at sheds, garages and outbuildings – and ensure the locks are secure and in a good state of repair, as bicycles and garden power tools are tempting for thieves to carry off. Consider investing in a shed alarm or additional padlocks and a chain to stop these items being carried off. As the weather gets warmer, be cautious about leaving doors and windows open – this is a temptation for opportunist burglars – so think about installing door chains and window locks to keep uninvited thieves out.
Once you’re happy with your home and garden security, then you can get on with the important business of enjoying the good weather!