Posted on Aug 29, 2017 01:40 PM EDT
How to Keep Your Second Home Safe
If you are lucky enough to own a second home or a residence in your favourite country, then you will understand the anxiety behind wanting to keep it safe at all times. Of course, you can't be in two places at once, which is why it is important to keep your second home safe when you aren't living there. Read on to discover some helpful tips that will be sure to increase your second homes security and eliminate any worry you may have.
Keep Valuables Out Of Sight
Leaving your valuables in sight of passer-byers is quite possibly one of the biggest mistakes you can make. If you have expensive or appealing objects on show through windows, then your property is at a very high risk of being burgled. When leaving your home for long periods of times, keep all curtains shut and ensure that valuables are not visible. Take as many valuables as possible with you or keep them locked in a secure, hidden safe. Your house will be far less appealing to intruders when there is nothing on show that they will want to steal.
This may seem like a standard security measure nowadays, but you will be surprised to hear just how many people do not have an alarm system installed in their home. Alarms are so advanced in this modern day, so much so that you can receive live updates from your property; it doesn't matter where you are in the world! Set up an alarm system in both your homes and lay all worry to one side.
If you are rarely in your second home, then it might be worth considering hiring a property guardian. This idea might be new to you. Basically, a 'guardian' will live in your property for how ever long is necessary, ensuring that it is kept safe at all times and isn't at risk of being vacant for long periods of times. If you want to learn more about this process, read about Live in Guardians to decide if it is the best option for you.
Having CCTV is similar to having an alarm system. Combining the two will ensure that your home is safe no matter what. In the unfortunate event that your property was to get burgled, CCTV will give the police hard evidence and will make the process of finding the suspects ten times quicker. You will be able to keep an eye on your property at all times to ensure that everything is kept in line.
Don't scream from the rooftops that you are going on holiday or rarely stay in your property. If this information gets in to the wrong hands, then your home is suddenly at a far greater risk of being an unsafe environment. Only keep important information with people you trust and keep the number of people to an absolute minimum!
With these simple tips in mind, your property will be well on the way to being as secure as can be! Worry less about the stress and enjoy your time away from your home.
Original article at: http://www.realtytoday.com/articles/109649/20170829/how-to-keep-your-second-home-safe.htm