Get switched on to home security

Home security fears could be costing older people a fortune on electricity bills this winter, with seven out of 10 leaving lights on when they’re not at home and most doing it because they are worried about opportunist crime. Research into household energy use has shown 69 per cent of those aged 55 and over are paying to light up empty houses. Younger people are far less concerned about the threat of intruders, with just 24 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds leaving lights on to deter burglars. Keith Scott at LEDHut.co.uk said: “The advice from the police is that lighting is an effective deterrent against theft, so the 55+ age group is certainly doing the right thing. The problem is that energy costs are soaring and it’s becoming increasingly expensive to stay switched on.

Research into household energy use has shown 69 per cent of those aged 55 and over are paying to light up empty houses. Younger people are far less concerned about the threat of intruders, with just 24 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds leaving lights on to deter burglars. Keith Scott at LEDHut.co.uk said: “The advice from the police is that lighting is an effective deterrent against theft, so the 55+ age group is certainly doing the right thing. The problem is that energy costs are soaring and it’s becoming increasingly expensive to stay switched on.

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