Preparing your home for an extended time away
Secure Your Doors and Windows: One of the most important steps to securing your home while you're away is to ensure that your doors and windows are properly secured. Make sure that all locks are functioning correctly and consider installing additional security measures such as deadbolts, security screens, or door reinforcement kits. Seconline offers a range of security screens and door reinforcement kits, including the Seconline Tough, Seconline Low-Vis and Seconline PERF ranges of products which can provide an extra layer of protection against intruders. Install a Security System: Consider installing a home security system that includes a monitored alarm system, motion detectors, and security cameras. A security system can help deter potential intruders and provide you with alerts if any unusual activity is detected. Seconline offers a range of security cameras and sensors that can be integrated into your existing security system or used as standalone devices. Disconnect Electronics and Appliances: To avoid any potential damage caused by power surges or electrical fires, it is important to unplug all electronics and appliances before leaving your home. This includes televisions, computers, kitchen appliances, and any other devices that are not essential to maintaining your home's security. Consider investing in surge protectors or smart plugs that can be controlled remotely and used to switch devices on or off as needed. Notify Your Neighbours: Informing your neighbours that you will be away for an extended period can be beneficial in several ways. They can keep an eye on your property, collect any mail or packages that are delivered, and alert you if any unusual activity is detected. Consider leaving a spare key with a trusted neighbour or friend, in case of any emergencies. Additionally, consider installing Seconline security doors or windows screens, which allow you to keep your doors open for airflow while still preventing insects and intruders from entering. Secure Your Outdoor Areas: Outdoor areas such as gardens, garages, and sheds can be vulnerable to intruders or damage. Make sure that all outdoor areas are properly secured by installing locks, motion-activated lights, and security cameras. Seconline offers a range of security screens that can be used to secure outdoor areas, including the Seconline Tough, Seconline Low-Vis and Seconline PERF ranges.