As one of the leading private security companies in Fourways, we know that many people are worried about the security of their homes while they are away on holiday. Here is a festive season security checklist to give you the peace of mind you need:
- Test Your Alarm System
Tell your private security company that you will be testing your alarm system a few weeks before you go on holiday. Give them the exact dates so that security vehicles aren’t unnecessarily dispatched to your home, then test the alarm system in each zone to make sure it works.
- Check Your Garden
If you have large trees and bushes in your garden, trim them so that they are not creating an ideal hiding place for criminals. It is also wise to check your security fence perimeter and cut back any vegetation and greenery that could set off your electric fence.
- Swing By Your Neighbours
In today’s day and age, many people don’t know their neighbours. Now is the perfect time to go over and introduce yourself if you haven’t already done so. Let them know that you will be away and ask them to keep an eye on your home while you are gone. You can even offer your garage or driveway area for their visitors. This way, it will look like people are visiting you. Offer to do the same for them in return.
- Lock Up, But Keep Curtains Open
Make sure that every window and door is locked and secure but keep your curtains and blinds open. If your home is closed up like Fort Knox, it could alert criminals to your absence.
- Hire Security Contractors
Lastly, hire security contractors – such as RSS Security. Our leading team of security professionals can keep an eye on your property and ensure that security vehicles are dispatched as soon as an alarm goes off.
Contact us for more information today.