A vacation is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a few stress-free days away from daily grind. While enjoying your time-off, the last thing you want is to worry about things back home. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that while you’re away, your home is safe and secure:
Check windows: Right before you leave, check all the possible entry points around your home. Check all the windows and doors. Make sure no window is left unlocked or cracked open. While it is important to check the entry points, it’s also important to check the window frames. If the window frames are old or have cracks and gaps, either the glass can be removed or the window frames can be broken.
Signs of weak windows:
Gaps and cracks in the frames
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to replace the old windows with high-quality aluminium frames before leaving for vacations. For the safety of your home, aluminium frames are ideal as they are hard to break, damage or bend. Premium quality aluminium window frames are tested to withstand the extreme weather conditions. Which means you can rest assured that your windows will not let rainwater in or break when there are strong winds. In short, you can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind. Not just that, the airtight design of our premium aluminium windows ensures that the glass can neither be easily broken nor can be removed from outside. Our aluminium windows come with special fittings such as multi-point lock and anti-lift plug to keep your house safe. To know the cost of aluminium sliding windows and openable windows, book a free consultation.
Install CCTV: A CCTV can give you peace of mind while you’re away. You can install CCTV and link it with your phone. Even when you are away, you can keep an eye on your home from practically anywhere in the world. Place cameras at all the entry points such as windows and doors. The outdoor security cameras should be installed 8 to 10 feet off the ground so that you can get the best angles and the burglars will find it difficult to remove the cameras. Technological advancements even allow you to receive notifications on your smartphone when somebody visits the property.
Ask a friend to check your home: If you’re going to be away for long, ask a trusted friend or neighbour to check your home a couple of times.
Note: Meet your friend or neighbour and hand over the keys yourself. Do not hide a key under a mat or a flower pot as these are obvious spots to hide house keys.
Make sure that the home appears lived in: If you’re planning to go away for several days, keeping the lights on timer can indicate as if somebody is home. Set the timers to automatically turn your lights on and off around the same time when you are usually home. If a house looks unoccupied, it’s an open invitation to thieves, so make sure that your home looks lived in even when you aren’t there. Stop the mail and newspapers. Request a friend to get the lawn maintained. You can hire someone to trim the bushes and shrubs on a regular basis when you are away. If you are not taking your car along, keep it parked in the driveway. If you are taking your car, request a nearby friend or neighbour to park their car in your driveway while you’re away.
Homeowners in India are increasingly opting for solutions that boost the security of their homes. From installing technologically-advanced CCTV to buying high-quality aluminium windows, today’s homeowners are leaving no stone unturned to keep their homes safe. Here’s a useful read on the increasing popularity of aluminium windows in India that you might find useful.