Office and home security are important year-round but in summer months it’s more important than ever to stay on top of security around your premises. With windows likely to be opened during the day, buildings unoccupied (whether due to holidays or simply spending time in the garden) and the longer days providing more light to see potential valuables in properties – it’s prime time for your premises to be targeted.
But fear not! There’s plenty you can do to ensure your home or business is secure and a few preventative methods go a long way, leaving you to enjoy the sun in peace.
Plan for time away from your property
Leaving your property vacant for a period of time over the summer may be unavoidable, but it doesn’t mean you have to leave it vulnerable. For businesses, if a member of staff who is usually responsible for securing your office at the end of the day is away on annual leave, ensure another individual is able to take on this task. In summer months when windows are more likely to be left open, it’s essential that they are checked at the end of a working day and usual processes aren’t neglected.
At home, ensuring your property is secure and valuables are hidden before going away is vital. Many experts advise leaving blinds and curtains open as to not advertise that your house is empty. Having a motion-sensor security light outside your property (front and back) can also help to prevent burglaries. It’s also advised not to advertise that you’re away from the home publicly across social media, as these sites can be used to scout out potentially vacant properties.
Carry out window and door maintenance checks
Knowing the condition of access points around your property is essential to knowing what you’re dealing with and where security can be improved. Carry out checks around your property, looking out for wear and tear around access points and whether there is any need for repairs.
Keeping your windows and doors in good condition can also act as a deterrent for burglars, who are less likely to target properties where access appears harder – having your doors and windows replaced or repaired before they look worn can save you money and hassle in the long-term.
At Windrush Doors and Window Services we carry out a range of maintenance and repair tasks that help protect your home and business, preventing unnecessary emergency call outs. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help improve the lifespan of your doors and windows, protect your property and provide you peace of mind this summer.