Securing Your Home During Darker Winter Months

With the start of autumn and the clocks set back to winter time, it gets dark much earlier, even while people are still at work. Burglars take advantage of this increased protection from detection to break into empty apartments and homes—when it is dark inside a home, it is a sign that no one is home. Additionally, Christmas time is sadly a big season for break-ins as so many people visit family or go on vacation during this time. The Kantonspolizei Basel-Stadt offers several tips on how to lessen your chances of becoming a victim of a break-in this holiday season: