When going on a trip, we always think about the upcoming rest, recreation, and fun activities. We totally forget about everything that happens in our daily life. Nevertheless, during your absence, different unpleasant situations can happen such as a robbery, fire, flood, etc. Intruders, thieves, and robbers become active, break into your house/office and steal valuable goods. In order to protect your house/office during your absence, just follow these effective tips:
- Install Security and Alarm System
Private houses and offices attract experienced criminals who can’t be frightened off with simple tricks such as the gate, fence, a fake surveillance camera, sniffer dogs. Fortunately, with the help of a security alarm system, you can easily keep uninvited guests away from your office/house during the holiday period. Usually, it is installed inside the house/office and looks like an intercom. When a burglar enters your office, an alarm is triggered. He/she will not be able to find valuable things and take everything out of the office/house. You will also receive a message on your phone about the incident.
- Use Quality Doors and Windows
Attackers need to overcome the door and windows to get into the house/office. You should purchase a high-quality armored door with a secure lock to protect your home from thieves. If the attacker fails to get through the door, he/she will try to break the window. So, install highly reliable window structures with two or three chambers. Such window packages have several glasses, which makes it difficult for thieves to enter the house/office. You can also install special steel fencing with gratings on them.
- Install CCTV Camera
The video surveillance system can stop burglars from entering your house/office during your absence. Modern wireless video surveillance systems with wi-fi support start recording videos when motion is detected and allow you to see everything that happens with the application on your smartphone, on a laptop, and computer screen from anywhere in the world. CCTV footage helps police to catch the culprits and force them to return the things stolen from your house or office.
- Hire Professional Home/Office Security Services
There are many companies that provide professional home/office security services to needy individuals in exchange for a fixed monthly price. They are licenced by the government to provide security services in a particular area. Just conclude an agreement with them and get your house/office protected by well-trained & experienced watchdogs. Furthermore, security companies install special equipment to identify all incoming & outgoing individuals and lets you know if anything suspicious happens. Just choose a good security company & let them take care of the security of your house/office.
- Inform Neighbours & Relatives
Sometimes, neighbours & relatives are more reliable than any alarm. Before leaving for a holiday, do not inform the whole district that you are going on vacation. Let only your closest friends and relatives know about it. Give your keys to people whom you fully trust. Ask them to water the flowers and plants and switch on the light in your home in the evenings for a while so that your absence does not catch the thief’s eye. Retired grandmothers, who spend a lot of time at home, can look after a neighbour’s apartment or office.
- Safes and Hiding Places
Not all thieves that make his way into an apartment can open a safe and extract valuable things from it. So, before leaving for a holiday, keep money, gold, silver, and other small expensive items under the steel box. If there is no safe, hide money and valuables in secret places such as in a linen box, spice jars, or a flower pot.
The house or office require protection from thieves and intruders when you are on vacation. Reckless attitude towards this can result in great loss, damage of properties and goods, and a threat to pet animals. You can use the above-mentioned tips to protect your house/office adequately during your holiday. Best of Luck!
Lisa Cooper is a Marketing Manager associated with Fixtel – an Australian based telecommunications company offers phone & data cabling solutions and Security & Alarm Systems in Australia. And she loves to write insightful blogs & articles on the security Gadgets and Components of a Telecommunications System.