Preventing Holiday Home Nightmares
It is a dream of many people to have holiday home – maybe in the south of France? Barcelona perhaps? – and if it is a possibility for you, it is very important that you take exactly the same precautions with security as you do back home. If you are only in your holiday home for a short time every year, it is even more important to prevent your home from becoming a target for intruders and thieves.
Safeguarding The Entry Points
One of the best ways to discourage intruders is to keep the windows and doors of your property to a high standard, and to keep them closed when you are out and about seeing the sights. When you vacate your holiday home and come back to the daily grind, it is very important that you close and lock all of the windows and doors. You don’t want to come back on your next visit and discover that somebody has gained access to your property through a window that was not closed or locked.
Keeping Your Belongings Safe
It is very easy to fall into a false sense of security because you are away from home and enjoying the sunshine, but unfortunately, many holiday homes are targeted by local criminals every year because they believe that tourists will bring money and expensive items with them when they come away, and in most cases, this is true.
One way to be extra sure of security in your holiday home is to install a safe. You can keep all of your important documents and money inside so you can get out and enjoy yourself without worrying about your essential items. It will be a huge inconvenience and a tragic waste of time and resources to replace stolen items, especially if there was a way in which it could have been prevented.
Service Your Home
The security of your holiday home is vital, but another important thing to consider is the standard of the property. It is a very good idea to have somebody come and service the home before and after you have visited, ensuring that the windows and doors are safe, that the water systems are working effectively and all plumbing and electrics are in good working order. If these are checked over by professionals, you are far less likely to see your dream holiday home become a holiday home of nightmares and you can enjoy your time away from it all 100% without any worries.
James loves to write about travel and holidays, but knows that not all of them are perfect. He works with physical security company LBS to give people the best advice for what to look out for when it comes to safety and security in a property.