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How to secure your house when you’re away


It’s a fact that no one want their home to be burgled. In our latest article, we will explore the cost-effective ways on how you can keep your house secure. You shouldn’t need to break the bank to feel safe. If you want it to be, your house should be an intolerable castle. Here are some days to defect burglars.


Dummy Cameras
A dummy CCTV is a cost-effective solution to keep your property secure. It is not guaranteed that it will keep your property secure, but if you are smart enough you may be able to get away with it, such as the position of the camera, lights on the camera etc.

All of these nitty bits will surely catch the attention of the burglar, and will provoke them to think twice about committing a crime at the very sight of a camera.

Dummy CCTV is very cheap to get on the internet, some even act as a light. They’re a sure-fire way to keep your house one of the most secure. However, if you’d like the real deal, which we recommend, give us a call. We have a dedicated CCTV team and can ensure you get the most effective, disarming system out there. You’ll never have to worry again.


Social Media
Going on a vacation is great, we all love taking pictures and sharing them with our family and friends, they just have to look at your Facebook Profile. You should not advertise your home on social media or ever put on Facebook when you’re not going to be at home.

If you do, you’re only asking for bad things to happen. So next time you go to advertise your own home’s vulnerability, we urge you to consider: ‘is the spike in my home insurance really worth a like from John, your work’s janitor?’ and ‘is the loss of most of my earthly possessions worth a share from your Brother?’. These thoughts may save you.


Ensure Your Insurance Is Up to Scratch
Speaking of insurance, have you got insurance? Are you sure yours is all good? You better. Not matter how many deterrents you set, sometimes it’s just not enough. That is unless you beseech our services, of course. However, if you can’t do that, renew your insurance. That way, if something does happen, you’re all covered. It will make you be able to truly relax when away.


Take Care of Your House
A few tips and trick to prevent your house from being targeted:

  • Make sure the grass in your garden is not too long and properly maintained. If the grass is long, it will give the impression that no one is at home. If you are gone for a long time, make sure someone is available to cut the grass for you. If you are gone for a short time, simply cut it beforehand.
  • A stack of mail is one of many indicators that the home owners aren’t home. The solution – Royal Mail offer a simply remedy to his, Royal Mail Keepsafe – it is a service that hold your mails for up to 66 days, totally eradicating this problem.
  • Timer switches are a common household item, but did you know they could also save your possession and treasures (if you’re a pirate). It’s really simple, if a potential thief sees the lights on in the house, they will make a guess that someone is at home and not attempt to break in.


Novus Altair Security Services
Novus Altair is widely recognised in the security industry for its quality and reliable services. We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of security services throughout the UK. We hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHAS 18001 Certifications and SIA ACS status in four areas including Security Guarding, Door Supervision, Key Holding and Close Protection Services.

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