In the last article, we mainly considered the equipment you can buy that will help to safeguard your property when you go away and have to leave it unguarded for a period of time. However, as well as burglar alarms and other home security systems, there are also some measures you can take yourself that will not cost much at all to implement.
At the outset it is worth bearing in mind that burglars just want an easy ride. All they are after is a home which contains all the must-have electronic devices and other valuables, preferably placed on show in the window, but which won’t take much in the way of effort to break into.
This is why you need to ensure that the house still looks lived-in. The more you can do this, then the better the chances are that no attempt will be made by opportunist burglars.
So before you go away on holiday it is important to give burglars the impression that the house is always occupied. You can achieve this by not drawing attention to the fact it is empty at present. Timer switches are great at making it look like this is the case; lights and electronic equipment can be set to switch on and off at certain times of the day.