Keep the baddies away this Halloween

Halloween is unfortunately one of the worst times of year for burglaries, with Aviva reporting that theft claims rose by 45% at this time of year. This Halloween, let Yale help protect your home with our range of security products to deter opportunists. We recommend doing a security audit of the measures you currently have in place, helping to identify any weaknesses that can be improved.

Follow our guide to help make your home more secure: 

Preventing break-ins 

You may already have an alarm or CCTV system in place but it’s important to check that they’re in working order: 
- Check the cables are connected properly 
- Check the system is arming and disarming as expected  
- Check the siren is not easily accessible. Could it be tampered with? 
- Check every entry point is protected with a motion sensor or door/ window contact 
If you don’t already have existing surveillance measures in place, the first step is identifying key access points to your home including entrances at the front and back, windows, flat roofs and side gates.   
The Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm puts you firmly in control of your home security, giving you total peace of mind that your home is secure and protected. Unlike a traditional home alarm system, the Sync Smart Home Alarm range allows you to check-in from anywhere in the world and receive real-time alerts in the event your alarm is activated. The Yale Sync Alarm system is expandable, meaning you can add up to 40 accessories and connect them seamlessly to your Yale Sync Hub.

Keeping a watchful eye on things 

One of the easiest, most effective ways of ensuring your property is not a target for burglaries is by ensuring your home and outside spaces are well-lit. You can combine the benefits of light and video in one user-friendly product – a Floodlight Camera. The Yale Floodlight Camera is a great investment to improve your winter security, allowing you to easily monitor your home in any low light conditions from anywhere using a smartphone. 

Don’t leave spare keys outside  

Burglars know all the hiding spots: under the front door mat, on a window ledge, beneath a plant pot or in the letterbox or meter box. Instead of leaving keys with a friend or neighbour, you could look to invest in a smart door lock. The Yale Conexis L2, Keyless Connected and Linus Snart Locks are just as secure as mechanical locks, but ensure lost keys are a thing of the past. With home security at the forefront of its design, the Conexis Smart Lock has been awarded the BSI IoT Kitemark and is Secured by Design accredited, guaranteeing it has achieved the highest level of security for internet connected products, providing users with a label of trust. Tailored to suit your needs and requirements, you can gain access to your property through a variety of ways – either through key tag, key card, phone tag or your smartphone when using the app. 

Lock your doors every time you use them – even when you’re home 

A recent survey commissioned by Yale found that, out of 2,000 homeowners, nearly half (42%) said they don’t lock their doors or windows whilst at home. It may take a conscious effort to begin with, but it will soon become second nature to lock doors and windows. This not only helps increase your home security by keeping bad people out, but it also helps to keep loved ones in. Especially if you have children or pets who love to explore, this is one of easiest solutions in making sure your home is safe and sound. You can check if you’ve locked your Yale Smart Lock via the Yale Home app.  

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