Vacations are on and it is time to pack your rucksack and go for a coveted holiday destination. Just remember that the burglars may just be hatching their own plan while you travel at leisure.
They are getting more intelligent by the day and it is tough to outwit them. It may then be unwise to leave everything to chance. Make sure that you have a proper security system installed to protect your belongings while you are away and not commit home security mistakes like these!
Going for inadequate locking systems
Locksmith companies are raising sweat into creating high-security locking products for your purpose. Get the best even if it comes at a cost; else the loss may be costlier. Set up impossible-to-pick locks like the legendary Bramah.
This will pressurize burglars to sneak through windows or skylights. Pressure-pads neatly lined up at the walls may take care of that as well.
Not checking CCTV and alarm
You should not err in choosing spots for placing CCTV cameras (the placement should be strategic). Make special arrangements for the backyard and lean-tos. Check whether they are functioning properly or not. The recordings will help nab the thief if at all the theft is committed.
Alarm systems should be spontaneous and triggered as soon as the door is broken or pressure-pads are trodden onto.
Not getting required safes
Different types of home security safes are available for various purposes. They may be as large as rooms or as small as a fitting in the alcove. They should ideally have strong adaptability to internal temperature and humidity. Use voice or print locks so that the burglars have a tough job opening them.
At any rate, if the alarm is functional, burglars will run against the clock in their bid to break the safes.
Not informing neighbours
Wise people keep affectionate relations with neighbours only so that they may ask for assistance when needed. Intimate your neighbours about the length of time you will be away and empower them with certain rights (your house key, your garage use and so on).
The neighbour in question will be plain happy to help because this assistance is expected to be mutual and your gesture (of putting your trust in them) only too endearing.
Opting for grilled windows is a strong ploy for home security. Burglars generally go for cash and jewellery and you may safeguard these in the bank. Remember that the old manner of hiding the key under the mat, pot or a garden stone is common knowledge. Think new; think big!
Has your house ever been burgled while you were away?