It is holiday time, and you are currently making your final preparations to go to the coast or do a road trip to the other side of the country. However, the reality is, this is the time of the year when most of the break in’s and thefts occur, be they on the road or in the home.
We know that you as a homeowner would like that added peace of mind when departing on your summer vacation. Therefore we have put together a blog on various things you can do to keep your house safe when away on vacation. Furthermore, we have added our Shutterlux Security shutters to the list. Continue reading to get more insight into our security shutters.
Install Shutterlux security shutters
For your peace of mind be sure to strength your windows or sliding doors as these are the likely points of entry. An excellent way to do this has our Shutterlux security shutters installed in your home. They are made with aluminium have added security measures in place that make them both aesthetically pleasing and safe.
They are securely locked with a unique cylinder lock and stainless steel bullet which secures it into the top of the track.
Ask a friend or family member to house sit:
If you have friends or family living in the area or close by, consider asking them to pop in, in the morning and the evening to make sure everything is in order, and no intruders attempted to get into the property. Furthermore, it might be a good idea to have they stayed in the house while you are away. This is good to create a presence in the home. People are less likely to try and break in when they know something is inside the house or are regularly coming by.
If you have a neighbourhood watch, it might be a great idea to inform them that you will be away and request that they keep an eye on the house while you are away.
Don’t put your vacation plans on the internet:
In this day and age, burglars are very craft in tracking their targets whereabouts. Be sure not to post anything on your social media especially if you and your family are going to away for an extended period. However, it will be good to inform your security company that you will be away and they could park near your home while they are on patrol. That way you have more eyes on your home and in the street.
Remove your spare key from its hiding spot:
Before heading out on your vacation, it might be a good idea to remove your spare key from its hiding spot. Criminals may figure that you have a key around your doors and are likely to search for it along with the weak entry spots of your home. Therefore make sure you remove the key and repair any weak entry points around the house.