Home Protection While You're Away on Holiday
For most of us, the arrival of August signifies the return of the holiday season. The negative impact of the global pandemic and the long-awaited easing of restrictions mean that this year’s holiday season is more anticipated than ever. However, before you clamour for the tanning oil, be aware that August is also peak season for domestic burglaries.
The lockdown periods of the past eighteen months has dealt a significant blow to the burglars’ business model, one study claims that there was a 20% drop in the amount of home intrusions in comparison to crime figures from 2019. As the nationwide vaccination rollout gathers momentum and lockdown restrictions ease it’s predicted that the burglars are keen to recoup some of their losses.
Even though there are different types of burglars, from the petty criminal to the organised crime syndicate, all burglars prey on the complacency of their victims. London’s more savvy burglars will typically target the more affluent neighbourhoods of Chelsea, Knightsbridge, and Kensington as these areas have the potential to offer the greatest loot. Therefore, the security of your home should always be at the forefront of your mind, especially prior to leaving it unoccupied.
The last thing you want is to receive the news of a burglary while you’re sunning yourself on the beach or to return home and find that your property has been ransacked. Prevention is always better than cure and our Seven Steps to Home Protection will go a long way to safeguarding your home.
Having a permanent or regular physical presence at your property is undoubtedly one of the best deterrents against burglary. However, this may not be feasible so you may wish to hire a full-time Residential Security Team to remain permanently on-site.
Alternatively, our Home Security Guards provide another suitable and more cost-effective option by providing a temporary and robust physical presence while you’re away, this can be achieved by bringing the security team on-site or by hiring a Protective Surveillance Team to monitor and safeguard your property from a safe and discreet distance.
The summer holiday season is prime time for burglars but you don’t have to be a victim. Do not become complacent and let your excitement overrule your common sense by leaving your home insecure. Read through our Seven Steps to Home Protection and remember that with vigilance and careful consideration, most burglaries are preventable.
Safe travels and enjoy your holidays!
Are you concerned for the security of your property while you’re away? If so then contact a member of our team.