Are you getting away from the cold weather this winter? Perhaps you’re jetting away to spend your Christmas somewhere sunny, where you can open your presents on a white sandy beach overlooking a crystal blue ocean? It’s a dream, but the last thing you want whilst you’re enjoying yourself is the nightmare situation where your property has been burgled whilst you’re away. To avoid that horror situation just follow these simple tips for keeping your premises safe whilst you’re away, and you should minimise the risk of intrusion or theft. Make it look like someone’s home Burglars watch a home” they don’t just immediately break in, instead they keep an eye out for your habits, and what times people are absent from the home. There are a few ways to make a vacant home looked lived in, so try a few of these: ‘
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.