You often go on holiday for a week or two.
Have you ever wondered what is happening with your home when you're away. This article will tell you what to do to secure yourself.
God helps those ones who help themselves
First of all, buy insurance for the house from accidents like flooding and fire. This is a basic and, surprisingly, very cheap policy.
If you want to feel very safe then buy the whole package including protection of items at home.
It is worth informing your neighbors that you are going on holiday and that they pay attention to your home
Invest in decent door locks. Most people have simple and cheap door locks. Think about whether it is better to invest in better ones that are a hindrance to common thieves.
Look around for door locks that have such markings ask:
- Anti-snap cylinder
Thanks to this, you will reduce your home insurance due to BS TS007 standards.
Beware of thieves
I don't know if you know, but more than 40% of burglaries in England and Wales take place through the entrance door and simply by defeating it. The average time to open the lock for a thief is about 1 to 2 minutes.
So don't make it easier for the robber and look for the lock with the anti-snap badge.
A good solution is to assemble a timer that will turn on the night-time lamp or a special bulb from time to time. Such a timer isn't expensive. You can buy some better controlled mobile phone.
Of course, as soon as you decide to go on holiday, you mount a special light bulb and set the timer. Such bulbs cost on average a dozen pounds. Use Google and enter smart bulb, wifi bulb.
The thief must first know if someone is at home, so don't make it easy for him. Leave the exposed blinds and curtains. The covered blinds can mean that the house is empty.
Valuable things should be kept in a safe, or find a place in the house, where the thief certainly will not look. Maybe you should consider looking for a special attic locker.
Leave the car in the driveway.
Install an alarm. Many people, even though they have alarms, don't even use them.
Almost half the British have no alarms. So you should consider buying them.
Remember that popular alarms on WiFi are easily disrupted. Thieves also keep up with the latest technologies.
I don't think I need to mention a gas and smoke sensor here. It may not be important, but if there's a fire as a result of a short circuit in the electrical installation, so there's the possibility of asphyxiation- his family may sue you and prosecute the courts for compensation (I heard that absurdities are taking place in this country).
I seems idiotic. Recently, a lot of people told about a swimming pool, where the town council of a city in the UK forbade the installation of a swimming pool on the property, fearing that if a thief tried to rob the house at night, he could drown. (of course, the case concerns a social home).
And finally, the worst thing is that the thief can check your Facebook and check if you're on holiday. So it's worth considering changing Facebook settings at least enough that only friends see what's happening on your Facebook profile.
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