Well, winter is over and those of us who didn't get a holiday to the snow this winter will be looking forward to the warmer days and summer holidays. Unfortunately, there are people out there who are also looking forward to the warmer weather for all the wrong reasons.
When it's hot, we all like to open-up our houses, units and businesses to get the breeze. We are also more relaxed - This is the peak beak-in period. With more and more home invasions happening when we are home, this is also the time when we should be more aware. Now is the time to be checking security doors, security screens, locks, keys - making sure all are in good working order and easily accessible.
You should also ensure that if your property is stolen, it is easily identifiable. Engraving and photographing valuables is a good way of identifying your property if you are unlucky enough to have it stolen.
For the lucky ones who will be going on holidays this summer, here are a few tips for securing your house to ensure you have no uninvited guests when you're gone.
Check that all of your doors, windows and entry points are all secured and locked. I know this sounds obvious, with the excitement around holiday time, something as simple as locking a door is easily forgotten and that is all it takes.
MAIL AND BINS
REGULAR HOUSE CHECKS
SENSOR LIGHTS AND ALARM SYSTEMS
So here were a few things I hope will help you guys when you go off and enjoy your holidays this summer.
Remember, when you are sitting in your hotel room about to go to the pool for a swim, or relaxing with a nice wine or beer - the last thing on your mind should be the security of your house.
Get it done before you go, and enjoy those holidays with your family and friends!
Stephen @ CSI