If you're taking your kids away this summer, you need to make sure that your home is protected during your holiday. After all, you don't want to come back from your week away to discover that someone else has been living in your home, or that it has been broken into and all your treasured belongings have been stolen.
Research undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania discovered that homes without security systems are 3 times more likely to be broken into during the summer holidays than those with. That just shows the value of Domestic CCTV systems.
Follow These 4 Tips To Protect Your Home During The Summer Holidays
It can take a little work to protect your home effectively whilst you're away, but it really helps if you are on good terms with nearby friends and neighbours. They are even more important when it comes to protecting your home than you expect, whether you are there or not.
1. Keep A Car In Front Of Your Home – If you aren't taking your car, or you have one that you can leave behind, your home will be a lot safer. A car can make any potential burglars think that there is someone in the house or someone who might return at any moment.
If you don't have a car to leave in front of your home, you could always ask your neighbours to park in front or even on your driveway. A car that disappears and reappears can trick anyone into thinking that the house is still occupied.
2. Ask Someone To Move In – If you have anyone that you trust to live in your home whilst you're away, then asking them to move in could be a great idea. That way, your home could present just as big a problem for burglars as before and they are likely to move on and find an easier target.
Alternatively, asking your neighbours to deal with any mail you get and make sure all your plants stay watered can be a great way to stop indicators of your absence from building up.
3. Invest In CCTV For Your Home – Using Domestic CCTV can be the best way of preventing theft and anti-social behaviour throughout the entire year. By finding the perfect balance between visible CCTV and discreet models, you can not only deter criminals from targeting your property, but also catch them in the act if any attempt it.
There is a wide range of CCTV available for homeowners, including IP CCTV, which can be fitted in any property extremely quickly and easily. What's more; thanks to advances in video security technology, you can access the feed from these cameras from any device with an internet connection. That means you can keep an eye on your property even when you're on holiday.
4. Attach Timer Switches To Your Lights – If you can't get anyone to live in your home, then attaching timer switches is hugely important. These timers can turn your lights on and off at the right times, to give the appearance that someone is living in the property.
These timers can make your home much less of a target during the evening and the night, when most criminals will attempt to gain access to your property.
Why Choose Global Vue For Your Domestic CCTV System
Here at Global Vue, we can provide a complete range of IP CCTV for domestic properties. If you're heading on holiday this summer, equipping your home with the best in video security, with a range of features, could be the best way to give you peace of mind.
If you have any questions or concerns, or you're interested in protecting your home from criminal or anti-social behaviour, get in touch today. You can reach our team directly on 0844 544 3955 or, alternatively, email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.