It’s that time of the year we all look forward to, schools are out, and we escape Dubai’s summer heat by travelling on a well-deserved vacation. This is also the ideal time for burglars to strike as homes are often left vacant for a prolonged period. However, there are easy and simple ways to protect your home from break-ins, so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday.
Tim Mundell, Chief Security Officer at Transguard Group advises on the most effective ways to protect your home and its valuables while you’re away.
Keep your home services active
If you have a gardener taking care of your lawn or a trusted service company to maintain your pool, don’t pause on these services as it’s important to keep regular activity around your home. Additionally, if there is suspicious activity around your home, your service provider will notice.
Keep a spare key with a family member, close friend or neighbour
Don’t leave a spare key on your premises but do keep one with a family member or close friend and ask them to pay regular visits to your home. Also, in case of an emergency, there is always someone who can drop by and manage the situation.
Secure your valuables in a safe
Thieves aim to collect as many valuables as possible in the shortest time, so by storing your valuables in a safe, you add an additional layer of security. You can also invest in a smart safe with sensor detectors to alert you in case of a potential break-in.
Avoid posting on social media
This is a well-known rule, but worth listing, it’s best to keep a low profile on social media, be mindful of informing the world that your home is empty by posting your travel itinerary or check-in at airports. This information is easily accessible and leaves your home vulnerable to intruders.
Install an automated Smart Home Security System
With a fully automated smart home secure product you can monitor your home on your phone in real-time from anywhere. You’re always connected to your smart home security system and should a sensor be tripped, you will immediately receive a notification on your device. You can add an additional layer of protection by installing solutions that alert you of potential fire or water leaks as these systems are equipped with smoke and water sensors. For additional security, it’s also advisable to install a smart door protector, and a lighting control system that provides you with the ability to remotely turn on the lights in your home giving the illusion that it is occupied, effectively deterring burglars. For your peace of mind these security measures are well worth the investment.
With Transguard’s Smart Home Secure service our team of engineers will inspect your home and recommend the best security package for your needs.
Call 800 845 to speak with one of our experienced consultants.