Summer is fast approaching, which means that more and more people will be packing their suitcases and heading off on holiday. Wherever you’re travelling, it’s important that you spend some time thinking about your home security.
Summer is considered as being the peak time for home burglaries; statistics show that more break-ins take place during these months than any other time in the year.
Don’t put your home at risk; follow our top summer security tips and protect your home from being a statistic.
Ask a Trusted Neighbour to Help Out
Before you go on holiday, you should ask a trusted neighbour to keep a close eye on your property and maintain it whilst you’re away. Apart from checking that everything is okay, they can also help make your property look lived in, such as parking their car on your driveway and opening and closing curtains. All these little things will go a long way in preventing your home from being broken into.
Don’t Tell the World on Social Media
You should be careful with the information you share on online; do you know who is reading your stuff? Whilst it’s tempting to share your excitement for your holiday, or to constantly update your Facebook with selfies from the beach; you could actually be putting your home at risk. You’re essentially advertising that your home is empty, which could then lead to it being broken into. You should make sure that your security settings are secure before putting anything online.
Double Check All Windows & Doors Are Securely Locked
If you’ve already checked that your windows and doors are securely locked, we suggest that you check again and once more for good luck! It sounds simple, but you would be surprised at how easy it is to forget to lock or close something important when in a rush – this includes garages too! You should also make sure that you haven’t left anything valuable in view of your windows; you don’t want to give anyone a reason to look at your house twice. Remember to set your alarms too!
Install Added Security Products
If you don’t already have a high quality and reliable security system in place, now would be the perfect time to consider getting one installed. This will make your house safer, not just for when you’re away, but all the time.
Something as simple as external lights could prove to be extremely effective when you’re away from the house. If they run on a timer, you can set them to come on every evening. This will give the impression that someone is in the home, making it far less desirable to potential burglars.
Looking to update the security in your home before you go away this summer, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Abacus Shutters. We specialise in range of high quality security products; for both commercial and residential environments.
Give us a call on 0845 644 1225 and we will be more than happy to help you out.