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Securing Your Home while on Holiday

When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether your house or apartment is secure enough.The following blog entry is effectively a checklist of things to consider before you go away, including home security measures, so that they don’t come back to haunt you later.

While a lot of it is common sense, nothing beats a state-of-the-art home security system, and if you’re in the greater Moreton Bay region, Peninsula Locksmiths & Security can definitely help you out in that department. We will perform an expert security assessment, then offer you a range of security services from which to choose.

Lock Down the Lot

Our first point probably seems dead obvious: lock everything.

However, it’s amazing how often people bolt their doors and windows yet forget to secure other things that aren’t normally kept locked, such as garden sheds and side gates. And, before we go any further, it’s worth taking a moment to read our earlier blog on security products you should consider investing in this year, which covers alarms, CCTV, safes and more.

Keep Up Appearances

Along with beefing up your home security, don’t forget the many tricks for leading thieves to think someone is still home. Some of these include:

  • Lights on timer switches
  • Having family/friends collect the mail
  • Getting a friend to park their car in the driveway
  • Organising for the lawn to be mowed if your trip is a long one

Don’t Give Thieves a Head Start

A professional security assessment will point out weaknesses such as climbing points an unauthorised intruder could use. You can do the basics, though, by safely storing garden tools, building materials, etc. that could potentially assist a break-in.

Ask About Police Patrols

Depending on where you live, it’s possible the local police might conduct patrols of unattended residences in holiday periods. Never hurts to ask!

Need a Security Assessment? Ready for A-1 Security Services?

Peninsula Locksmiths & Security is a respected name across Redcliffe and the greater Moreton Bay region. We combine cutting-edge technology with first-class service that covers a wide range of different security needs. We’re happy to answer any customer questions up front and also offer obligation-free quotes. You can phone us on (07) 4519 3130, email us at [email protected] or submit an enquiry via the form on this site.

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