After our company headquarters was robbed for the fifth time, I decided we needed to do a little better at bolstering security. Instead of relying on a few measly cameras and a security guard that was distracted most of the time, we installed a state-of-the-art security system and focused on eliminating inherent security threats. It took a lot of work, but after a few weeks we could tell that our efforts were really helping. We were able to thwart a potential robbery, which made me feel better about the investment. Check out this blog for more ideas on improving your business security.
If you plan on taking an extended vacation this summer, you need to make sure that your house is protected while you are away. Here are a few steps you can take to increase the long-term security of your home as well as protect your home while you are away.
Make It Look Like You Are Home
Potential thieves like to break into houses that they think are easy targets. One of the best ways to reduce the chance that your home is burglarized while you are away is by making it look like you are still there. Here are a few different ways you can do that:
You can also make it look like someone is there by paying a house sitter or having a friend stop by your home every couple of days. They can remove any flyers or items that may have been left on your door. They can also bring your trashcans out and in on the scheduled days.
Increase Your Home's Security
You should also take steps to increase your home's security. This will help keep your home safe when you are away on vacation and when you are in town. Here are a few ways to increase the security of your home.
If you want to protect your home while you are away on vacation, make it look like someone is home using home automation techniques, such as turning on lights and electronics at different times of the day. Increase the overall safety of your home by adding additional security measures to your home's set-up. Home security companies, like Vintage Security, can provide more information.Share
13 June 2016