The summer months present a perfect opportunity for thieves to break into our homes, as we are too busy enjoying the longer days and the warmer weather of the summer period to think about such things. However, can you imagine the nightmare of coming home from your summer holiday to find you’ve become the victim of a crime? It would completely shatter the good feelings built up from those well-earned hours of relaxation on a beach somewhere.

So, to prevent the worst from happening, here are four tips to protect your home before you jet off for the summer holiday:

Let the neighbours know you’ll be away:  there’s nothing like a good friendly neighbour to keep an eye out while you’re away. Perhaps even arrange for a trusted person to enter your home every couple of days to ensure everything’s running smoothly.

Create the impression you’re still home: It might be a good idea to buy timer switches for your lights, giving the impression you are still at home. If you want to go one step further, perhaps install an automatic curtain shutter that opens and closes the curtains at a certain time.

Don’t shout out you’re going away: Don’t advertise online such on social media or on open forums that you are going away, as you never know who is reading your comment. Tell friends through a secure method such as emails and online chat. Keep it quiet.

Install Smart Home by Panasonic: The Smart Home by Panasonic is a home monitoring and control system with simple installation and easy operation. Whether you use it to monitor your home while you are away, or simply to switch your appliances on & off automatically, it gives you the ability to monitor and control your home from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.  A playlist of videos to explain more about the Smart home by Panasonic.


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