Crimes that happen in the summer (and how to stay safe)
Because more people are out and about, the main crime rise in the warmer months are thefts that happen while you are away from home.
For example, bicycle theft is especially common, with incidents rising by over 150% during the summer months
There’s another interesting reason for increased crime at this time of year. Research has revealed that excess heat can cause humans to over-produce adrenaline, which can lead to inappropriate levels of aggression.
Homes and smaller offices are also at risk of being targeted by burglars whilst occupants are away on summer holidays. These tend to be crimes of opportunity, but it doesn’t hurt to take these precautions:
Tips to stay safe:
- Ask neighbours to keep an eye on your home while you’re away
- If a property will be empty for 3 weeks or longer, let your local Neighbourhood watch know
- Light timers set in different areas can give the impression that someone is at home whilst you’re away. even better if they are randomised or you control them via a smart system to slightly alter the time of day they go on and off.
- Don’t display your holiday dates (or those of your staff) in public
Here at Waldon Security, whether you are a new customer or if you’ve been with us for a while, we’re always happy to offer honest and helpful advice about security and fire safety.