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3 Tips to Keep Your Property Secure this Summer

The summer is the time for enjoying the outdoors and going on holidays. The downside of this is that it can mean that your property is a more tempting target for criminals. It would be impractical to suggest that you miss out on fun summer activities so that you can safeguard your belongings, so this means that you will need to take some other action to keep your property secure. Here are a few suggestions for how you might go about this.

 

Install an Appropriate Security System

 

The most important step that you can take to keep your home or business premises secure is to install an effective security system. This will mean that your property is protected twenty-four hours of the day. Select Alarm Systems is a highly reputable company that can tailor-fit a security system to suit your exact needs. As well as installing burglar/intruder alarms, a good security system can also involve additional elements such as: CCTV, fire alarms, access control, automated gates, and Smoke Cloak (a type of security fog that can be released into the air to deter intruders).

 

Make Your Property Look Lived In

 

Most criminals are opportunists, and this means that they are looking for soft targets that appear to involve a low risk. If there are no signs of recent occupancy, it can mean that a building looks more inviting to burglars. They may assume that the owners are away on holiday or that they are just not around much. In order to deter this type of opportunistic criminal activity, it is important to make your property look lived in. This means keeping the property well-maintained and not allowing things like mail to pile up.

 

Avoid Leaving Windows and Doors Open During the Summer

 

It is understandable that people want to leave doors and windows open during the summer months. On hot days it can provide a bit of ventilation, but it is also a security risk – especially if people go off and forget to lock windows and doors. It might be better to use other options for keeping your property cool – fans or air-conditioning are a good option.

 

It is important that you do what you can to keep your property secure during the summer months. That way you will be able to have a bit of peace of mind while enjoying all the fun activities the warm weather brings. If you have any queries about keeping your home secure, be sure to contact us here at Select Alarm Systems.