Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of people attending Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Ireland? As a large portion of the country looks forward to the Papal visit, burglars throughout the country are also looking forward to the weekend.
If you’re attending one of the Pope’s events, it’s vital to remember to secure your home before you head off. Pope Francis is set to arrive in Ireland on Saturday. With appearances in the Phoenix Park as well Croke Park during his time in Dublin. 500,000 people are expected to attend the mass in the Phoenix Park alone, with a further 45,000 people at Knock on Sunday, many homes will be left vacant this weekend throughout the country. Burglars throughout Ireland will see this as a massive opportunity to target homes, knowing that they will be vacant for a large part of the day.
The Gardaí have recommended several steps to ensure your home remains secure during the papal visit. Secure all doors and windows, light up your home with timer switches, store keys safely away from doors and windows don’t keep large amounts of cash at home and use an alarm even when at home. Gardaí are expected to increase visibility throughout Ireland to try and counter this, with 2,500 set to be on patrol this weekend.
We’d remind HomeSecure customers, when you leave your home empty, to set it to the Away mode. This will arm all your sensors and you’ll be notified by our monitoring station if anyone even attempts to gain access to your home.
To enquire about how we can secure your home, call HomeSecure on 1800911740.