|Every autumn burglary offences tend to increase. The darker evenings are thought to help would-be criminals identify homes where the occupiers are yet to come home. This is a really easy problem to fix – simply set your home up with automatic lights. If you have Philips Hue bulbs or similar, did you know that the app allows you to set the lights to come on at dusk, so that it allows for the nights drawing in automatically? One of the simplest ways is to buy a timer switch and connect a bright bulb in both an upstairs and a downstairs room lamp – not just in the hall or landing please! Once they’re set up, pop outside and have a look – does your home appear occupied? If you can tell you’re out, so can burglars. The cost of electricity is far less than the financial and emotional cost of a burglary. THANK YOU.