Improving Business Security

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.

Steps To Take To Ensure Your Home Is Safe While You're Away This Summer


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: 

  • Use Timers On Electronics: You can purchase and install simple timers from your local home improvement store to your electronics, such as your radio or television. You can set the timer so that the electronics are turned on and off at different times of the day when you are away. This will create the illusion that someone is home. 
  • Automate Your Lights: You can set up your lights so that they are on an automated system. With this set-up in place, you can turn your lights on and off inside and outside of your home at different times while you are away. You can also use this feature when your vacation ends to turn on the lights before you get home, or to turn off lights that you forget about on your way out the door. 
  • Take Care of Lawn Maintenance: If you regularly water your lawn or take care of plants, make sure that you plan for their care when you are gone. A long lawn and a bunch of dead flowers is a sure giveaway that the homeowner is not home. 

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.

  • Install Deadbolts: If you don't have deadbolts on all of the doors leading into your homes, have a locksmith install them for you. Deadbolts are a lot harder to break into than traditional locks.
  • Cover Your Garage Windows: Do not allow people to peek into your garage. Have window film installed on your garage windows. This will make it harder for people to scope out and see if you are at home and to see what kind of goodies you are storing in your garage. 
  • Install Motion Sensor Lights: Put motion sensor lights near your front door, back door, garage and any other dark areas around your home. You can easily purchase and install battery operated or solar operated motion sensor lights to make this upgrade more affordable.

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.


13 June 2016