Summer is a great time for you to wind down, go for family outings, arrange barbecues, and go for holiday, unfortunately, it’s the time that burglars get excited as well. This is due to a few contributing factors such as:
- The fact that you are away from home more often.
- The high temperatures require you to leave windows open for ventilation.
- It’s a high season for home repairs and maintenance, which is accompanied by a number of strangers having access to your home.
Following these security tips can protect you from being a burglary victim during summer.
Invest in Home Security
A home security system can easily scare off burglars due to the audible alarm, plus it can immediately contact the authorities for help. If you already have one, always remember to set it on. You can also invest in home automation features to keep your home safer. This allows you to control lights, thermostat, radios, and TVs, which can make it appear like you are home.
Ask Trusted neighbours For Help
When leaving for the holiday, ask a trusted friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your property. They can also do a few things to make it look like someone is home, for instance:
- Pick up the mail and newspapers
- Turn the lights on and off
- Open or close blinds
- Park in your driveway
Another option would be to find a house sitter.
Lock Windows and Doors
Locking the doors and windows sounds simple, right? However, most homeowners forget to double check whether they are securely locked before leaving the house. Homeowners leave door and windows open during the summer to help cool the house down. Still, remember to lock them when you go to bed or even when you leave your house for short periods of time; it takes a minute for a burglar to sneak in.
Avoid Posting Your Holiday Plans on Social Media
Sharing on social media about your upcoming holiday plans may be quite tempting. How well do you know all the friends you have on social media, you may just be letting would-be thieves know that you are not home.
You can never be careful enough when it comes to securing your home. That’s why contacting CPPM Locksmiths is a great idea if you are looking for excellent security services in Oxford and its environs. We are highly qualified to fit and supply all types of locks, and we offer 24/7 emergency services to ensure maximum security.