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Securing your property this May with holiday security

holiday security - front doorThis month we are focusing on holiday security.  As May is one of the busiest month’s in the UK holiday calendar with two bank holiday weekends and the school half term, enjoying a well earned break from work and education to go out in the warmer weather or to enjoy a short break or holidays is often on the agenda for so many UK residents.

Whilst it is wonderful to make these plans, it is also worth thinking about how you will keep your home safe with holiday security, whilst you and your family are away from the property and so during this month of May, we are giving some tips on how to keep your property safe and be mindful of your security.

It is no secret that intruders are aware and can see when you are away from your home by picking up on obvious signs.  When they are scouring your road or local area, they know what to look for and where holiday security maybe lacking.  So what can you do to minimise the risks?

  1. Double check that all doors and windows are locked before you leave.  Also check your garages, sheds and outbuildings which can sometimes be overlooked during the haste of leaving the house.
     
  2. Change your lights to a timer to give the appearancethat there is movement in the house.  Timer light bulbs  are now available on the market and offer a cost effective option which will screw into your normal light fitting.
     
  3. Ask a neighbour to move your bins out for collection and then return them to the property.  Unfortunately full and non-collected bins can offer a clear indication to prospective intruders that you are not around to organise.
     
  4. Install a home security systemSGS Systems Ltd offer a range of property security services which include wired and wireless alarm installations, cctv monitoring equipment through to our most sophisticated fog security. All of our security equipment is SSAIB accredited and our installations are supported with annual checks and reviews by our fully qualified security engineers to ensure that you home security operates to the best of its ability.

For more information of holiday security and how to protect your home this May, please contact our team at SGS Systems Ltd. We provide property security services to homes of all sizes across the UK, from semi-dettached and dettached homes to large high-net worth estaes and mansions.