Securing your home for your December holiday

We all know that December is when burglars scour the suburbs for any unoccupied homes – ripe pickings and prime targets for opportunistic home invaders.

As burglars often bypass difficult targets in favour of easy targets, make sure your is not low-hanging fruit.

If you’re wondering how to keep your home safe while on holiday, wonder no more. Here are a few holiday-safe tips to keep your home secure while you’re away.

Secure your windows and doors

Check that all your windows and doors are properly secured. Consider installing robust burglar bars on your doors and security shutters on your windows. While security shutters may look delicate and simple, they are a high-security option by design. The aluminium used to make them is secured by a protective powder-coating that ensures the integrity of their lifespan while preventing any corrosion. The light but tough aluminium components require some effort to damage, giving you time to call the police in the event of an attempted invasion.

Protect your patio

Patios are often seen as vulnerable areas and therefore require extra security. Adding expandable security doors your patio sliding doors will deter any intrusion. But enclosing a patio has several additional benefits. Patio enclosures also protect your outdoor entertainment area from all the elements and could potentially increase your house’s market value.

Create an internal safe zone

Create a safe zone inside your home by blocking off your bedroom and bathroom area with an expandable security door. Should a burglar gain entry to your premises, this extra impediment will serve as an additional obstacle.

Create an interior ‘hiding place’ for valuables

Hide your valuables, sentimental items, and important documents in a safe area within your safe zone. What can’t be seen can’t be stolen!

Make sure your alarm is active

Call your security provider to make sure your alarm is in good condition. Ideally, this should be done just before you set out on your holiday.

Double check garage security

Vehicles always entice burglars, so don’t forget to reinforce your garage, especially if it’s housing a vehicle while you’re away. Add robust remote locking garage doors and tough resistant burglar-proofing to the windows for added security.

Inspect your security gates and fence

Make sure these are working well and haven’t been interfered with. Also be sure to check that overgrown trees are not damaging your electric fence.

Keep an eye on exterior and interior lighting

Make sure the exterior of your property and patio are flooded with light. This will ensure that any intruders who gain entry are visible and with no place to hide. Couple this with motion sensors and timer-switches on a few interior lights to give the impression that someone is at home.

If you’re looking to make your home burglar secure ahead of the holiday season, Sequ-Door has all the answers for your home security and burglar-proofing needs.

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