How to Keep Your Home Safe from Burglars This Summer
Summer is the perfect time for vacations, barbecues, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Unfortunately, it’s also a prime time for home burglaries. With more people away on trips or spending time outside, burglars have increased opportunities to break into homes.
In this blog post, Link Alarms will discuss several ways you can keep your home safe from burglars this summer.
Keep your home safe this summer
1. Install a Security System
Our team of staff at Link Alarms ensure all your expectations are met, from supply and installation to maintaining and monitoring or repairing your security systems.
Security systems not only provide an extra layer of protection for your home but also give you peace of mind when you’re away.
2. Lock Your Doors and Windows
It may seem obvious, but many burglaries occur simply because doors or windows were left unlocked.
Make it a habit to double-check that all entry points are secured before leaving your home or going to bed.
Additionally, consider upgrading your locks to more secure models, such as deadbolts or smart locks that can be controlled remotely.
3. Use Timers for Lights and Electronics
A dark, quiet house is an inviting target for burglars. To create the illusion that someone is home, use timers to turn lights, TVs, and radios on and off at various times throughout the day.
This can be particularly helpful if you’re away on vacation, as it makes your home appear occupied even when you’re not there.
4. Keep Your Landscape Maintained
Overgrown shrubs, trees, and bushes can provide cover for burglars attempting to break into your home.
Regularly trim your landscaping to eliminate potential hiding spots and maintain clear sightlines around your property.
Additionally, consider installing motion-activated lights around your home’s perimeter to deter potential intruders.
5. Don’t Advertise Your Absence
When you’re away on vacation, it’s tempting to share your adventures on social media.
However, doing so can alert potential burglars that your home is unoccupied. Instead, wait until you return to post about your trip.
Additionally, ask a trusted neighbor or friend to collect your mail and newspapers while you’re away, as a buildup of these items can signal that no one is home.
6. Secure Valuables in a Safe
If a burglar does manage to enter your home, having your valuables stored in a secure safe can help protect them from theft.
Consider investing in a fireproof safe for important documents, jewelry, and other valuable items.
It’s also a good idea to take photos of your valuables and keep an inventory list in case you need to file an insurance claim.
8. Be Cautious with Spare Keys
Leaving a spare key under your doormat or in a nearby flowerpot is an open invitation for burglars.
Instead, give a spare key to a trusted neighbour or family member. If you must hide a key outside, choose an inconspicuous location that’s not easily accessible.
9. Install Security Cameras
Security cameras can be a powerful deterrent against burglars and provide valuable evidence if a break-in occurs.
Link Alarms only install the latest fire detection technology. Our advanced fire panels accept all types of fire detection sensors and sounders.
With the option to be connected to our Domestic Fire Alarm receiving centre, we can ensure you are notified at the earliest opportunity of a fire in your property.
Link Alarms will protect and monitor your home and family 24/7 with our unrivalled fire solutions.
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