August 5, 2021

Gardai reveal how Waterford householders can protect homes from burglars as winter sets in

Gardai have urged Waterford householders to take some simple steps to protect their homes from burglars as the dark winter evening set in.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “Burglary can happen at any time day or night. However during winter months most burglaries occur between 4pm and 9pm. A common explanation for this is the shortening of daylight hours, which exposes vacant houses that are not sufficiently lit up.”

Gardai urge householders to follow these simple steps when they are at home or going out:

 Turn on some lights;
 Use timer switches;
 Lock all doors and windows;
 Use an alarm;
 Store keys away from windows;
 Don’t keep large amounts of cash or jewellery in the house.

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