Category: Home Improvements
As we all head off on our summer holidays, for most people this year there is a lot of concern around having to isolate with many covid restrictions still in place. But as well as the covid situation, holiday season also provides an opportunity for another threat – burglars.
As many people head off on their holidays this provides burglars with an empty home – so it is a good idea before you go to make sure your home security is up to scratch. Here are a few things that will help to keep your home safe…
Don’t put your holiday plans all over social media – There have been many cases of burglaries where because of this it has made the burglar aware that the house in empty, so just resist doing it!
Put prickly plants in the garden – This will make it hard for a burglar to get into the garden, a route that they often take as there is less risk of being seen in the dark.
Add security to the front of your house too – repair any damaged fencing and you can even get someone like this electric gate company Gloucester to install some electric gates for you.
Alarms are a good thing to have as they also act as a visual deterrent – a burglar is a lot less likely to attempt a break in if they see that you house is alarmed.
Whilst you are away get a neighbour to go into your house regularly and make it look lived in – close and open curtains, put bins out etc.