Protect you Home
When you’re about to embark on your annual summer holiday, the last thing you should have to worry about is whether your home is safe, sound, and secure, right?
After all, the vast majority of burglaries take place when home owners are on holiday for extended periods of time and let’s face it, after a week or two of relaxation, you don’t want to return to discover that you have been the victim of crime.
However, there are lots of things you can do to ensure that your home is safe, protected, and secure before you jet off to sunnier shores.
Lock all of your doors and windows
This seems obvious but you’ll be surprised how many people forget to secure their home properly before they leave for their summer holiday.
So, the night before you go away, do a full sweep of your home to check that all of your windows, doors, and other points of entry are locked and closed properly. Oh, and don’t forget to ensure that your garden shed, out houses, and garage are also secure.
But that’s not all… it’s equally important that you make sure that your car keys and door keys are completely out of sight. A common mistake many homeowners make is to leave their keys in areas of their home where they are clearly visible from an outside window. If an intruder can see your keys, it will instantly give them a reason to break into your home.
Even better, why not leave your keys with a family member, friend, or neighbour?
Investing in a high performance security system is a great way to step up the security of your home, whilst deterring criminals from breaking into your property.
From alarm systems through to security cameras, there’s lots of ways that you can enhance the security of your home.
And when you’re away, it’s a great idea to advertise the security measures you have in place. So, if you have an alarm, make sure it is switched on and visible – this will instantly put burglars off!
Make sure you hide any tell tale signs that you’re not home
From a build up of letters lying visibly on your doormat through to blinds and curtains that are constantly open day and night, there are a number of clues that tell burglars you’re not home.
To deter potential criminals from taking an un-welcomed interest in your property, we’d recommend asking a trusted friend, family member, or neighbour to pop into your home every few days to put away any unopened letters and generally check on your property to make sure that everything is ok.
And finally, don’t be tempted to broadcast the fact that you are going on holiday on social media! You never know who’s watching your account!