The smart guys parading as innocent passersby or neighbors could be thugs on the prowl. Chances of them breaking into your property in your absence are high. But it would help if you had the peace of mind while on vacation to enjoy it. Here are four tips to keeping your property safe during the holidays.
Purchase security cameras
They may be expensive, but they can’t match the feeling of shock when you find your home turned into a scene of a crime. Criminals aren’t likely to force their way into your home if they know something is watching their every move. Ensure you have a large sign reminding them that the security cameras are working – even if they are not.
Install lighting around the perimeter wall
Thugs love the cover of darkness. A little investment in security lights around your perimeter wall or fence would go a long way to discourage criminals from approaching it. It is the same reason dark streets aren’t the safest of places to be. Keep the area around your property lit brightly may just be the key to keeping your property safe while you are away.
Leave a few lights on when on a vacation
You don’t want criminals to know that no one is home. When going on a vacation, be sure to keep some lights on to create the impression you are at home. Most thugs won’t be too willing to take their chances to try something fishy if they think you are indoors. They are smart enough to know that you would raise the alarm, and they would be in trouble.
Lock all doors
Criminals aren’t that dumb, but they aren’t that smart either. An open gate, door, or window, would be the inspiration they need to enter your property. They won’t bother to consider if it is a trap. If you are away on holiday for some time, make sure every lockable entrance to your home is locked.
If something happens to your property while you are away and need help, or want more information on keeping your property safe during the holidays, please contact us.