When you're away on holiday the last thing you want is to be constantly worrying about whether your home and valuables are safe. Implement the security tips in this blog to give you and your family peace of mind that your home and assets are safe and secure, so that you can get on with making happy holiday memories.

Residential Security Survey

The first step to securing your home is knowing where its vulnerabilities lie. Hire a professional to carry out a residential security survey to receive expert advice about where your home's security weak points are and what you can do to secure them.

Don't advertise your absence on social media

When you've got an exciting holiday coming up it is tempting to tell everyone about it, and social media makes it easy to do so. However, posting about your upcoming trip, checking-in at the airport, or posting holiday selfies is an excellent advertisement to criminals that your property is currently empty. Avoid mentioning your holiday on social media altogether to prevent the information falling into the wrong hands.

Security Light

Install bright motion-sensor lights at all entrances to your property to deter criminals from getting too close.

Burglar Alarm

A burglar alarm not only acts as an excellent deterrent, but in the event of a break-in it can also scare burglars away very quickly to minimise damage and losses.

Home Surveillance System

Often just the presence of a CCTV system is enough to deter criminals. Most modern CCTV systems will allow you to login from a remote location to view a live feed of your home, giving you peace of mind that everything is as it should be so that you can get on with enjoying your holiday. If your home is victim to criminal activity, then CCTV footage can also provide you with valuable evidence to use in court.

Close Protection Officers

For high profile and exclusive residential properties, hiring the services of a close protection officer can offer the ultimate peace of mind. At Stratis Secure our qualified and experienced close protection officers can provide bespoke and proficient security services to protect your home from threats whilst you're away.

Advertise Your Security Systems

Once you've invested in your home security systems and burglar alarm, make sure that criminals are aware of them by clearly advertising them on your home. You can buy signs online to display on your home advising that CCTV, alarms, or security guards are in operation.

Give the illusion that someone is home

Make it less obvious that you are away, and your home is empty by arranging for your post to be held and leaving your lights on a timer.

For further help or advice with securing your home from criminals, get in touch with our team of professionals here at Stratis Secure by giving us a call on 01774 778 313.

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