Your Seasonal Home Security Checklist
As the seasons change in Lancashire, so do the challenges to your home security. This Seasonal Home Security Checklist is your guide to maintaining a robust and effective security system, tailored to the unique demands each season brings.
Keeping your Lancashire home safe is important all year long. This home security checklist is more than just the basics; it gives you extra things to do for better security in every season.
Whether it’s spring or winter, we’ve got tasks that go beyond the usual. Your home deserves extra care, and we’re here to guide you through simple steps for each season with our essential home security checklist. Let’s make sure your Lancashire home stays secure and gives you the peace of mind you deserve.
Revitalise and Inspect
Get your home ready for the lively vibes of spring! Clean up your outdoor cameras, making sure they can see clearly. Trim those bushes, so your windows are visible. It’s time to let the light in and keep an eye on everything.
1. Outdoor Camera Check:
- Clean camera lenses and sensors for optimal visibility.
- Upgrade to higher-resolution cameras if needed.
- Confirm proper alignment to capture crucial areas.
- Inspect fencing for weaknesses and repair as necessary.
- Install thorny plants near vulnerable entry points as a natural deterrent.
- Trim bushes and trees near windows for clear visibility.
- Ensure outdoor lighting is functional for added deterrence
3. Garage Security:
- Check garage door sensors and ensure they are aligned.
- Assess the security of garage windows and consider window film for added protection.
Beat the Heat with Tech
Summer is here, and so is the heat! Install a smart thermostat for a cool and efficient home. If you’re going on vacation, set up smart plugs to make it look like you’re still around. Enjoy the sun, knowing your home is smartly protected.
1. Smart Thermostats:
- Integrate smart thermostats for energy efficiency during vacations.
- Set up geofencing to adjust temperatures based on your location.
- Explore the integration of smart blinds for additional temperature control.
2. Holiday Mode:
- Activate holiday settings on security systems for heightened vigilance.
- Inform a trusted neighbour or friend to keep an eye on your property.
- Install smart door locks and monitor access remotely.
- Set up smart plugs to simulate activity with lighting and electronics.
- Turn off the gas and water supply for extended absences.
- Check the expiry dates for car, home, and holiday insurance, road tax, and MOT. Ensure they won’t expire during your absence.
- Unplug unnecessary electrical items to save energy and reduce potential hazards.
- Check that outdoor security lights are functioning properly to deter intruders.
- Avoid leaving an answer machine message that reveals your absence to maintain home security.
- Ask your neighbour to put your bins out.
- Mark valuable property for easy identification in case of theft.
Avoid posting holiday plans and photos publicly on social media.
Prepare for Less Daylight
Autumn is here, bringing shorter days. Adjust your outdoor lighting for the early evenings. Test your alarms to keep your family safe. As the leaves fall, ensure your windows are secure, and your home is well-lit and cozy.
1. Lighting Adjustments:
- Install timers on indoor lights for a lived-in appearance.
- Upgrade to smart bulbs with colour-changing options for customisable lighting.
- Consider motion-activated lights for increased visibility.
2. Check Alarms:
- Verify the connectivity of smoke and CO detectors to your security system.
- Consider upgrading to smart alarms that send alerts directly to your phone.
3. Window Security:
- Inspect and reinforce window locks.
- Consider installing window security film for an added layer of protection.
Winter is coming—time to bundle up! Seal gaps to keep the cold out and the warmth in. Embrace remote monitoring for peace of mind during winter getaways. And don’t forget to keep those pathways clear for a safe and secure winter.
- Insulate your garage door to retain warmth.
- Check the condition of weather stripping around windows and doors.
- Ensure outdoor cameras and sensors can withstand winter conditions.
2. Remote Monitoring:
- Integrate smart sensors to detect freezing temperatures.
- Monitor the status of pipes remotely to prevent winter-related damage.
Year-Round Home Security Checklist Essentials
Every day, all year long—your home’s safety matters. Keep your security software up to date, protecting your home from the latest threats. Be prepared for emergencies with routine drills and an accessible emergency kit. Connect with your neighbours for a strong community watch. Your home’s safety is not a seasonal affair; it’s a commitment that lasts all year, every year.
1. Software Updates:
- Regularly update not only your security system but also smart home devices.
- Enable two-factor authentication for an extra layer of cybersecurity.
2. Emergency Preparedness:
- Conduct regular drills with family members for various emergency scenarios.
- Keep a basic emergency kit, including flashlights and first aid supplies, easily accessible.
- Test smoke alams and carbon monoxide detectors regularly.
3. Neighbourhood Collaboration:
- Connect with neighbours for a community watch program.
- Share information on local security trends and incidents.
Choose SAS Security for Your Home Security
By using the essential home security checklist provided, you ensure that your home stays secure in every season.
Our commitment doesn’t end with security system installation—we go further. SAS Security offers maintenance contracts to keep your security systems in optimal performance. It’s our way of ensuring that your property remains impenetrable, providing you security all year round.
When it comes to keeping your Lancashire home safe, SAS Security has your back. We specialise in installing top-notch home security systems, ensuring your peace of mind.
Our team understands what Lancashire homes need, offering customised solutions that go beyond the basics. With SAS Security, your safety is in reliable hands.
We bring cutting-edge technology and careful security installations to make your home a secure fortress. Your protection is our priority, and we’re committed to providing you with the best.
Elevate your security with SAS Security—trusted by Lancashire residents for comprehensive, professional, and worry-free home security installations. Your safety matters, and SAS Security is here to make a difference. Choose us for a future where your home is secure, always.