Maintaining your home security doesn’t have to be a full-time job. However it is still very necessary to plan ahead to insure that any loophole is addressed from the onset rather than discovered later when it potentially too late.
The benefits of having a well planned out security system will also have an effect on your insurance claims. For example you can have discounted premiums on your insurance if you have certain security functions including CCTV or sentry alarm systems. But before we get into the details lets start with the basics.
You want make sure that you follow some common sense rules and precautions such as making sure your doors are always locked- your doors including garages and sheds if you have any. This is especially true if you are going on vacation and will not be around your home for an extended period of time.
Studies have shown that most of the burglaries that happen tend to do so when there are no people at home therefore it is advisable to add some of these very simple measures to make it seem like there’s someone home all the time.
The simplest thing to do is to create one of the scheduled timers to turn on your light at regularly scheduled intervals or custom times that you desire. You could also have other things turned on such as your radio, Television set or any other hardware and electronics device to give an external appearance of there being someone at home watching the fort, as it were.
And another component to your security measures will simply be to let your neighbors and your friends know that you will be away or out of town for a while.
In the worst-case scenario when after all your plans fall through and still in a burglary in your home, the first thing you want to do is to contact the police and your insurance company as soon as possible to see what the next steps are.