Burglary prevention tips

Posted on 29 September 2023

Burglary prevention in the summer months

Next summer is sure to come and for many Germans that means: off on vacation! Finally escaping the rain for a few weeks and enjoying the sun. The suitcases are packed with care, but what about the valuable belongings we leave behind? After all, there are up to 14 burglaries per hour in Germany. That’s why it’s important to take the right measures so you can go on vacation worry-free. So quickly read our practical burglary prevention tips to get through these months burglary-free.

Burglary prevention tip 1: Close windows and doors

This burglary prevention tip may seem like an “open door” literally, but lock your windows and doors properly before leaving your home unattended for short or long periods of time. During the summer months, most burglaries occur because people leave their windows and doors open. Often we think, ‘I’ll be right back anyway,’ but it’s at these moments that burglars see their opportunity and seize it.

Burglary prevention tip 2: Remove ladders and trash cans.

Make sure you remove any items that burglars can use as stepping stones. For example, think about ladders and trash cans that burglars can climb on to get inside.

In addition, for this very reason, it is important to close not only first floor windows, but all windows in your home when you are not at home.

Burglary prevention tip 3: Leave the lights on

Give others the impression that someone is home while you are away on vacation. This can be done very easily with a timer switch that makes the lights in your house go on and off at different times in the evening.

In addition, you can also ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your house while you are on vacation.

Burglary prevention tip 4: Keep your valuables out of sight

Perhaps the most important burglary prevention tip, make sure you don’t keep large sums of money in your home and don’t leave your valuables out of sight.

According to police, it’s best to put money, jewelry or other valuable possessions in a safe deposit box.

CitySafes offers you a safe storage place outside your apartment with so-called “safe deposit boxes”, where you can safely store your jewelry, important documents and precious metals. Such a safe deposit box is, so to speak, a personal, lockable safe inside a large, professional safe.

Because even if you secure your house or apartment as well as you can, up to 14 burglaries are committed every hour in Germany. That’s why you should consider placing your most valuable possessions outside your home in a place where they are monitored 24 hours a day. To do so, contact CitySafes today.


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