Summer holidays are here, bringing a well-deserved break from routine. However, if you are planning to go away you should consider the potential vulnerabilities to your home.
Picture yourself lounging on a beach, basking in the sun. As you soak in all in, a nagging worry surfaces: I hope my home is safe and exactly as I left it.
The ONS reported 191,490 residential burglaries for the year ending March 2023 in England and Wales. When your home is empty for extended periods, it becomes far more susceptible to break-ins. While measures like light timers, smart home hubs and CCTV systems can help, we recommend a more holistic approach.
Having secured residential and commercial properties for 25 years, we are experts in how to safeguard your home, keep your insurance company sweet and maintain peace of mind this summer.
How to keep your home safe this summer
Keyholding and alarm response
Imagine you get a text from a concerned neighbour or family member alerting you to a potential break-in or suspicious activity at your home while you’re enjoying your holiday. Do you ask your neighbour to investigate, or do you spend time on the phone with the police to find a solution?
Instead of putting neighbours or family in harm’s way (not to mention it being a big inconvenience), you can rely on a team of trained professionals who specialise in keyholding and alarm response services.
This is how our service works if your house alarm is triggered while you’re away:
- We’re alerted by your alarm monitoring station
- We try your emergency contacts to check if there is any reason why we shouldn’t attend
- We immediately dispatch the best-placed officer to your property with keys to gain access
- The officer assesses the situation, liaises with the police if needed, and takes action to resolve the problem
- They secure the property and send a report to your inbox on what happened and any actions taken (handy if you need evidence for insurance claims)
House checks are another option to secure your home when you’re not there.
SIA-licensed officers will patrol the interior and exterior of your home at random times to keep intruders on their toes, addressing any security breaches or vulnerabilities like an open window or a leaking pipe.
The best thing about house checks is that you have the flexibility to customise them. Need someone to switch around the lighting or pick up the post to make your home look occupied? No problem. Reports are also provided after every check to keep you in the loop.
We can help keep your home safe
We provide security solutions for 38,000 properties nationwide. Our network of 200 service partners ensures unrivalled UK-wide coverage, so no matter where you are, we can help.
We pride ourselves on our level of service, with several accreditations that prove our high standards. We’re accredited by the National Security Inspectorate to Gold Standard and are regulated by the Security Industry Authority as a government Approved Contractor.
Explore our residential security services today and discover how we can provide you with the peace of mind you deserve this summer.
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