Stay safe this Christmas

There’s only one intruder you want sneaking into your ho-ho-home this Christmas and he comes bearing gifts, not taking them…

Christmas is the season to be jolly, the season of good will and giving. It is the most wonderful time of the year, unfortunately, burglars think so too – so make sure you take extra care this holiday season not to attract unwanted guests.

It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, just follow our easy steps to help protect your property this Christmas:

Always lock your doors and windows whether you’re in the house or not. You may only be a minute, but that’s all it takes for a burglar to take advantage.

Don’t leave spare keys laying around. You may think it is a good idea to leave a spare key under a mat or plant pot, but this will be the first place a burglar checks.

Perhaps you’re off to spend time with your friends or loved ones this Christmas? Make sure you ask someone you trust to check up on your house. Seeing that your house isn’t empty is a sure deterrent for any prospective intruder!

If you can’t get anyone to housesit, making your home look like it’s occupied is a great way to keep people away. Set your Christmas lights and radio on an automatic timer or simply ask a neighbour to park on your drive to give the illusion that you’re home.

Not only that, but if you use the HomeControl+ App you can receive push notifications of any activity, make sure your system is set and watch live video streaming of your home from anywhere in the world. Whether you have reindeer parked on your roof, Santa squeezing down your chimney or an unwanted visitor, you can keep an eye on your home through our trusted app.

You’ve probably spent the last month stressing over Christmas shopping and whether it’s acceptable to buy someone socks for the third year running, but don’t make the mistake of leaving your gifts out on display. Seeing that valuables are easily accessible in your property is a sure way to attract unwanted attention, so make sure the only thing a burglar will get under their tree is a lump of coal and keep your presents out of sight.

It’s not just your Christmas security to think about, make sure that if you notice anything other than a secure house, you report it to the police.

You should always make sure that your house alarm is working. Do regular tests, especially before you go away and make sure that you have had your system serviced by a professionally accredited installer.

A sounder that can be heard and seen from a great distance is vital when it comes to protecting your home. The Deltabell Plus is a backlit external sounder that produces a loud siren and strobe to alert neighbours of an intrusion. It is also a fantastic 24-hour visual deterrent, the Deltabell with its light so bright, will definitely help St. Nick fly his sleigh at night.


The staff at Pyronix would like to wish you a wonderful, safe and secure Christmas and a Happy New Year, full of joy and happiness.  We cannot wait to see what 2017 has to offer and we thank you for your continued support.

The information on this sheet was obtained from a range of reputable online sources, including: West Yorkshire Police, Police.UK, South Yorkshire Police, and Dorset Police.
This sheet is for information only and you should always be vigilant and careful with your home security and seek advice from your home insurance company, local police authority and neighbourhood watch teams.