Summer Security Tips

Summer is finally here and with it comes sunshine, warm temperatures and the opportunity for relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors. However opportunities are also increased for burglars, and just because it stays lighter for longer doesn’t mean you should let your guard down when it comes to the protection of your home or business. To help you stay on top of your summer security, we’ve compiled a great list of tips that will keep your property safe all summer long!

Make your premises look occupied

One of the major draw cards for intruders is a property that does not look inhabited. If you’re going on holidays, always leave on a hall light and keep the radio playing as simple signs of inhabitancy will almost instantly deter a burglar. Public holidays are also prime time for office and business break-ins as intruders are more or less guaranteed empty premises. As such, it’s a good idea to leave on a radio or TV to create a sense of occupancy.

Know thy neighbour

Whether you’re getting friendly with your domestic next door neighbours or an adjoining business, it pays to have someone looking out for your property when you’re not around. Asking neighbours to collect mail will stop a build-up of post which is one of the tell-tale signs of an unoccupied building. Getting to know your neighbours and introducing them to your family/staff base will also put them on alert for any unfamiliar faces that they see lurking around.

Double check your locks

Of course, this should be done all year round however it is particularly important in summer as premises can often be vacated for days on end. Opportunistic burglars will jump at the chance to rob an unsecured building – don’t let yourself be an easy victim!

Install a reliable security system

One of the simplest ways to protect your home or business is to install a reliable security system. Features such as CCTV, external sounders and mobile alerts will stop burglars in their tracks. Whether it’s for your home or your business, Mint Security Systems has some incredible deals that will safeguard your property all summer long.

Be social media savvy

If you’re heading away on a family holiday or a corporate weekend, be careful about advertising it on Facebook. Yes, it’s exciting but if the information gets into the wrong hands it could make your home or business an instant target.

With these handy security tips in mind, it’s time to get out there and enjoy summer with the peace of mind that your home or business is protected to the best of your ability.

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