At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013 - (Page 250)

Make your house E ach year, a whopping 781,886 burglaries occur, according to www.tescocompare. com – that works out at one burglary every 40 seconds! This makes protecting your home from thieves critical, yet despite this, many people still make rudimentary mistakes when it comes to safe-housing their homes. For instance, did you know that you’re six times more likely to be burgled 250 | JUNE 2013 without window locks and doublelocks or deadlocks on outside doors? 1 Lock It up Keeping windows and doors closed and locked at night is an obvious security measure, and yet it’s still one that several homeowners fail to adhere to. Ensuring that you use the protection that you have in place is essential – as everyone knows, a lock is no good, if it isn’t actually locking anything! More often than not, thieves don’t need to break and enter – as there’s already an open window or door inviting them in. So, make sure that the locks on your windows and doors are up to scratch, as this lowers your risk of being targeted by thieves – and can lower your insurance premium, too. Quality door locks are essential, but must be matched by strong doors and frames. A rim latch is your first port-of-call, but it’s not adequate on its own. A deadlock Words: Jessie Bland | illustration: Getty Images a haven Keep your home, family and belongings safe

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013