We are quite sure that you and your family have already started counting down the days till your perfectly planned trip out of town, or the wait in anticipation for family members to arrive… With that said, we would like to remind you to remain vigilant during this time, as many of you know, it is the “silly season” – and for various reasons, you will want to keep the following in mind while you’re out there having the time of your life.
There has recently been a reported spike in crime ranging between petty crimes, house robberies and business robberies. Thus, it is important to ensure that you have done all the necessary checks to make sure that your systems are up and running as they should be – so that you can feel secure over this holiday season.
Follow 3 simple tests that will give you peace-of-mind.
1. Test your alarm system
It’s absolutely vital that you test your alarm system before you go away for the holiday’s – even if you’re staying in. Test your alarm system as well as the connection to your security company. Make sure that all devices are properly linked and in working order.
2. Request repairs
Beat the year-end rush to give you peace-of-mind while you’re on holiday by identifying faulty devices or connections from the test above. Now is the time to call in the professionals to get these items fixed or replaced if need be.
3. Update details
If you have recently changed any of your personal details, ensure that you update your local security company of any changes made. Let your neighbours know too. They will likely be the first to contact you should they notice any suspicious activity in or around your home / neighbourhood.
Carefully place a note where you are guaranteed to see it reminding you to close and secure all windows and doors, as well as keep your spare house keys in a place where you can find them, and reach them should you or anyone you know need to gain access to the property.
Applying these security checks will give you the peace-of-mind you need to enjoy the holiday season knowing that you have the basics covered.