SECURING YOUR HOME WHEN ON HOLIDAYS


Knowing how to safe guard your home properly will let you enjoy your summer holidays a little bit better. There are a few basic steps which are easy to implement that could save your life and your possessions should a burglar decide to invade your home.

LIGHTING

Light up the front of the garage, driveway and both sides of the house . Motion activated lights are one of the best ways to do this . So you don't have to leave them on all the time and this also keep's your energy bill's in check .

CREATE LIVE IN LOOK

When ever your going to be away try and make sure it still looks like someone is at home. Arrange a family member or a trust neighbour to cut your grass and pick up any flyers or mail that has come to your home. Call your post office to suspend your mail while gone. If possible have your lights on a timer so they come on in the evening, this will help deter break and enters .

SECURE ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS

Make sure all doors and windows are secure. Use window bars in the basemen and check window latches to ensure they are in working order . Check all locks and hinges and handles on doors to make sure they are functioning the proper way .You can also install secure doors, these doors are secured in three different places and includes Keep Safe Glass . Having  secure doors will  help increase the value of your home in the future if you decide to sell .

SOCIAL MEDIA

This trend of crime is happening more and more these days in Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace). If you post online about leaving on vaction this gives criminals the knowledge that you will not be home. Giving them free range of your house and possesions.  So PLEASE don't give out any dates on any Social Media platforms when it comes to holidays .

SECURITY SYSTEMS

Security systems are a great way to secure your home.  They are sold for self installation or you could choose have it installed for you.   Many systems are wireless and very affordable, but like anything else do your research some are better than others .

I wish you and your family the very best summer's  holiday ever and return to a safe home .

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Martin Darknell

Martin Darknell

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