The Secret to Securing Your Property On a Budget

We all know how important it is to keep your property secure, especially if you are away from it for long periods of time. The last thing that anyone wants is to come home to a broken in property with possessions gone missing. We understand that going to intensive measures to secure your property can be a huge investment, which is why we are here to provide you with these secrets to securing your property on a budget.
Before we begin, here are some top facts about burglaries:

  • Most burglaries occur between 10am and 3pm
  • Homes without security systems are about 3 times more likely to be broken in to
  • Thieves tend to access homes through the front door, first-floor windows and back doors
  • Burglars spend an average of 8 to 12 minutes in your home

Some of these tips may appear to be weird and whacky; but you will be thanking us when your property stays secure and warns off any potential robberies.
Install Dummy Surveillance Cameras

Okay, this won’t help you if burglars see straight through it, but purchasing a dummy camera while you save up for a real CCTV set will scare of burglars and convince them that your house is fully protected.

Buy Light Timers

Light timers are perfect at giving the illusion that someone is in your home at all times. If you know how long you are going to be away for, set light timers to go off at specific times. This will reduce the threat of potential robberies as your home will look occupied.

Do Not Broadcast Online

First off – make sure that none of your social media profiles are on public. This is literally an open invitation for thieves to track when you are out of the house and even worse; out of the country. Try to post as little as possible online – you may think your profile is as secure as possible, but there is no telling who is seeing the information on the other end.

Property Guardians

If you tend to stay away from your home for long periods of time, consider hiring a property guardian. Property guardians move into your property while it is vacant, ensuring that is stays secure. This is perfect for those who worry about their homes while travelling or on long haul business trips. If this idea interests you, and you want to save money, check out property guardianship London for vacant properties that are looking for their very own guardian!

Do Not Attract Attention

When loading your car for a trip, ensure that you do it in a discreet place such as your garage. If someone spots that you are packing for a trip, they will soon realise that you will be away from home for long enough to break in and take valuables. Be cautious with your actions as it can be very easy to attract unwanted attention; yet very hard to push it away.

With these simple tips in mind, your property will be more secure and you wouldn’t have had to spend much at all! Of course, property security is very important and you shouldn’t hold back on investing in alarm systems, but these hacks will get you by until you have saved enough to do so.

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