Keep your South African home secure even after the holidays

This article was shared by Xpanda Security from Security Alerts.

“The holidays are over now but it was not long ago that we went all out to make sure our homes were secured while we were on vacation or visiting family in the village. Now that we are back, we still need to take precautions to ensure that our homes are well secured when we are at work and the kids are at school. The same methods you used during the holidays, should apply even now. Refresh your memory with these home security methods:

Create a good relationship with your neighbours
Neighbours can be good security guards for your home when you are away. Let them know you are back from your holidays and going back to work. If there’s anything shady that happens around your house they’ll be the first to call or take necessary actions.

Don’t let anyone go to your house without you around
If you know you are expecting a delivery but you’ll probably be at work when the delivery is made, rather redirect it to your work address. The fewer people knocking on your door when you’re not there, the better.

Install monitored safety and security devices
Not only do they reduce your homeowner’s insurance but they also keep the burglars away. Statistics show that houses with security systems are less of a risk than those that don’t have. These systems add an increased amount of security creating a safe home environment for you and your family.

Get a watch dog
security-dogA dog can be a good security alarm with its barking. You need to find an alert dog that will react when someone is walking around your house and when it hears fidgeting sounds at the door or window. They are very good at deterring burglars and chasing them away.

Install a light switch timer
When you and your family are out late for dinner the light switch timer will put on the lights in your home making it appear as if there is someone in the house. Sensor lights are also very effective at chasing away criminals who think they’ve been caught.

It doesn’t matter if you go to work or a long holiday, home security is important. Apply these tips and reduce the potential of being burgled.”

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