Summer school holidays are only days away… For those who are planning on going away or taking a road trip, our team of Signal Security experts have put together simple safety tips to help you prepare for a fun filled holiday.
1. Know where your children are at all times: If they are playing outside with their friends or neighbours, set up a system where they have to report in every 30 minutes.
2. Keep an eye on the kids: Whilst most adults are security conscious, children will invariably leave windows open and doors unlocked. When the kids go out with their friends, or to school in the morning, it might be a good idea to check after they’ve left.
3. Plan age appropriate activities for kids over the holidays to keep them occupied and out of harms way. If you are looking for some fun ideas our friends at Kidspot have a dedicated area full of free, friendly and most importantly safe ideas to keep everyone entertained this Summer.
4. Plan to have your children supervised if you ever leave the house or have errands to run during the daytime – No matter how short a time you are away from the house.
5. Hot, hot, hot: The forecast for the next couple of months is hot and whilst this means air conditioning and sunbathing to you, to a burglar it means open windows and unsecured properties. With regards to open windows, there are a few basic rules to follow. Only have open windows downstairs in rooms that are being used. If you leave the room, close the window.
As for upstairs, whilst you will probably want to keep windows open, you should still close them at night, as burglars can often gain access through windows that look out of reach. It also pays to look at your upstairs windows to see if any are easily accessible. If it’s possible to gain entry through a window by climbing on the conservatory or the porch, you will want to keep these windows closed during the day as well.
6. Summer holiday: For those who are looking forward to a holiday during the summer months, you won’t want to come home only to find your house has been burgled, and whilst there is no way of being certain, again, you can stack the odds in your favour. A good place to start is with timers for your lights. If you have a radio with a timer why not set it to come on for an hour in the morning or evening as well. Even better, if you have any friends or family members close by, why not ask someone to come in and open and close your curtains morning and evening, as this will give anyone looking as they walk by the impression that the property is occupied
7. Home security: If you can afford to have home security fitted it will make all the difference. You don’t necessarily have to spend thousands. From an alarm box on the outside to sensor lights, any security will significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim to burglary. We have plenty of security options available at www.signalsecurity.com.au with a wide range of options and prices available for your family