(PRWEB) December 26, 2012
Holidays are supposed to be relaxing and carefree. But for homeowners heading away there is always the worry of home security in their absence. However, a recent article published at HomeSecuritySystems HQ (http://www.homesecuritysystemshq.com) outlines exactly what needs to be done in order to rev up the security of their house during any holiday season.
The recent article outlines to customers that during the peak holiday seasons in both winter and summer, burglars do routine check-ups around the neighborhood to locate potential targets. The article pointed out a few simple steps which can be taken by customers in order to drastically reduce the likelihood of such activities taking place.
A very innovative yet effective way of preventing burglaries is to fit programmable lights. These are on timers to adjust the intensity of lighting at different hours of the day and present a pattern to burglars looking for a place to break into, appearing as though someone is inside the house.
The article also reminds readers to cancel regular newspaper subscriptions to reduce the threat of a break-in. Nothing spells out “no one home” better than an overflowing mailbox and a doorstep full of unread newspapers. This also reduces the threat of someone disguised as a utility worker gaining unauthorized entry to a house in the name of a routine check-up.
It is a good idea to mow the lawn before leaving. Most people might think of this as a waste, but a garden overflowing with weeds sends out the same signal to the outside world as an overflowing mailbox. True, homeowners will miss out on seeing the effectiveness of the work done, but it is better than to come back and find that the house has been broken into.
As the article by HomeSecuritySystem HQ points out to customers, pets should be left at home if possible. The security systems these days are advanced enough to recognize the difference between a pet and an intruder entering. Moreover, besides the increased security that a pet provides, it puts them at ease to remain in a place they recognize. Asking a neighbor or friend to check up on the animal regularly will also help keep the house looking occupied. A house sitter may also be an option.
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