When we book a trip away, our first thoughts tend to jump to the gear we need to pack, the items we need to buy and how we are going to travel.
Often what is the last thought, or not even a thought at all, is how we are going to secure our homes whilst we are away on holiday.
We would be naive to think that our homes and treasured belongings are safe when we leave – and unfortunately, simply locking the door is not going to be enough.
Here are our fast tips to make sure your home remains intact and safe from burglars and thieves.
1. Don’t leave it completely unprotected
If you have home insurance, you will know that there is a limit to the number of days you can leave your home without losing your right to make a claim.
Here, rely on members of your community, friends or family to drop by or even spend a few nights, which will help with your insurance as well as making your home look alive.
2. Keep an eye on it from your villa
One of the most reliable ways to ensure your home and valuables are kept safe at all times is to install CCTV. And believe it or not, but most homes now around the country are fitted with some sort of CCTV system or device.
Not only can it make you feel a lot safer when you are actually at home, but it can give homeowners peace of mind when they are away from their homes and can check on how things are going – even if you want to check in on the people who might be looking after your home!
There are many CCTV systems you can get online and from Amazon, for example, Google Nest, however, especially in my experience, when it comes to my home I do not want to take any chances, and neither should you.
For CCTV installation you should really trust the professionals, for example, ACCL does high-quality and even wireless CCTV systems that are programmed with video software that can alert you to movements even in the dark. See more.
3. Consider alarm systems
Alarm systems can certainly be a good way to deter thieves and burglars. All you will need to do is activate it before you leave and you can rest assured that any authorities will be made away if someone tries to break into your home whilst you are away.
Our top recommendations for alarm systems include:
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