Christmas: a time for family, friends, good cheer and unfortunately, burglaries.
There are sadly many reasons why Christmas time encourages burglaries and break-ins, from storing presents beneath the Christmas tree to empty homes during Christmas shopping trips, the little things we love at Christmas can make us more vulnerable to crime than we think.
Over the festive period alone, home burglaries increase by an average of 20%, with a usual spike of 25% after the clocks go back in October.
With such an increase, Christmas is the most important time of the year for home security.
Today, the team at Monster Plumb are sharing our favourite Christmas home security tips to help you keep your family safe this festive season.