It’s normal to be conscious about the safety and security of your house whilst you’re away from home. It could be whether you remembered to close that window or lock the back door. All these little things can really ruin your time away.
Luckily for you, at Wessex Fire and Security we understand these problems and can offer you peace of mind, helping you to make your home a safe and secure environment.
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Without further ado, here are our five other ways to keep your home safe whilst you’re away;
Use timed lighting
I think most of us would agree that a good security measure you can take is to set your lights with a timer, so they switch on when night falls. If you program a timer to switch the lights on upstairs a minute after the downstairs ones turn on, anyone watching your house would assume someone is home and just went up the stairs and turned the lights on.
Have friends or neighbours help
It’s a good idea to arrange plans for a friend or neighbour to collect your mail and keep an eye on the house. Having them open and close your curtains at appropriate times can help, too. With a smart lock, you can let someone in to do this and check the locks via an app again after they leave.
Invest in security
Don’t give criminals easy access. You should consider door entry systems for gates, have visible security cameras and lights that shine brightly on the driveway when someone approaches the house. Intruder Alarms which will signal an alarm and alert key holders of any unauthorised access. All these measures will make a burglar think twice about accessing your property. All of which we here at Wessex Fire and Security can implement. We will be happy to visit your premises and complete a free audit to quantify any potential risks.
Maintain a driveway presence
Ask a neighbour if they’d park one of their cars in your driveway while you’re away. You could offer to return the favour for them when they have their weekend trips away.
Make it look occupied
If an intruder manages to get near the house, there are more tricks to deter them from entering the property further. For example, leave a radio playing low or put a light on a timer that simulates the bluish flicker of a TV screen. If someone was to look through a window, it’s a good idea to leave a few things scattered around that to make the home look occupied. Nothing looks more like you’ve went away than a spotless property, so leave an open book and a pair of glasses on the arm of a chair or a few toys in the middle of the floor.