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How to Keep Your Home Secure During Summer Holidays

Summer is a popular time for taking holidays abroad, and while you’re off enjoying the sun and relaxation, it’s essential to ensure your home is well-protected. Burglaries tend to increase during the holiday season when many homes are left unoccupied. At ESP Security, we want to help you keep your home safe and secure. Here are some tips and the best security systems to safeguard your property while you’re away.

Install a Comprehensive Security System

A reliable security system is your first line of defense against potential intruders. Modern security systems offer a range of features that can provide peace of mind while you’re away.

  • Smart Home Security Systems: These systems integrate with your smartphone, allowing you to monitor your home remotely.  Our  systems can include high-definition cameras, motion sensors, and alarms. 

  • Video Doorbells: These doorbells allow you to see and speak to anyone at your door via your smartphone. They also record footage, providing valuable evidence in case of a break-in.

Use Timers for Lights and Electronics

One of the simplest ways to deter burglars is to make it appear as though someone is home. Use timers to turn lights, televisions, and radios on and off at different times. 

Secure Windows and Doors

Before you leave, ensure all windows and doors are locked. Consider the following additional measures:

  • Reinforced Door Locks: High-quality deadbolts provide added security.
  • Window Sensors and Locks: Window sensors that trigger an alarm if the window is opened are a good deterrent. Also, adding extra locks to windows, especially on the ground floor, can prevent easy access.

Install Outdoor Security Cameras

Visible security cameras can be a strong deterrent to burglars. Choose cameras with night vision and motion detection. ESP Security offer wireless, weather-resistant options that are easy to install and monitor remotely.

Inform a Trusted Neighbour

Having a trusted neighbour keep an eye on your property can be invaluable. Ask them to  take out your bins, and even park their car in your driveway. This helps create the illusion that someone is home and deters burglars.

Don’t Advertise Your Absence

Avoid posting about your holiday on social media until after you return. Broadcasting your absence can make your home a target for burglars. 

Utilise Professional Monitoring Services

ESP Security provides professional monitoring services provide round-the-clock surveillance of your property. Our monitoring services can alert authorities in the event of a break-in or emergency.

Secure Valuables

Store valuable items like jewelry, important documents, and expensive electronics in a safe. Opt for a safe that is fireproof and bolted to the floor for added security.

Maintain Your Yard or Garden

An unkempt yard or garden can signal that no one is home. Arrange for someone to mow your lawn and trim bushes while you’re away. Overgrown bushes can also provide cover for intruders, so keeping them trimmed enhances your home’s security.


Ensuring your home is secure while you’re enjoying your summer holidays doesn’t have to be complicated. By installing a robust security system, utilising smart technology, and taking a few extra precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of a break-in. At ESP Security, we are committed to providing you with the best security solutions to keep your home safe. Enjoy your holiday with peace of mind knowing that your home is well-protected.

For more information on the best security systems and other security tips,  contact us today.


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