Saturday, January 27, 2018

Home Style || Keeping Your Home Safe

Protecting our home from day to day is something that sadly we all have to think about each and every time we leave the house and even while we sleep. Leaving our houses completely for a holiday can be daunting, how can we keep our homes safe so that we can come home to find things just as we left them?

Here's some tips from the Electric Gates Store to do just that.

How To Keep Your Home Safe While You're On Holiday 

Worried that your house is going to get burgled whilst you’re away having the time of your life? No need to stress, we have the best solutions for you.

House Sitter

Have you got a friend that always compliments your house? This is the time you use that to your advantage. Let them guard the fort whilst you’re away. This is also great if you have pets that you can’t take on holiday with you, they can look after your beloved pet so they don’t need to be sent to a doggie holiday camp. This is a win win situation, as your friend gets to pretend they live in your home, and your house and pets are looked after! Companies such as Orbis protect, offer this service and would be happy to help inform you further on this form of home protection.

Redirect or Pause your Post

Many post offices can keep your post for the duration you’re away (up to 30 days) in case any important documents are delivered to your home that can be potentially stolen by anyone who breaks in. You can then collect them once you’ve arrived home.


If you love your gadgets, you’ll love this idea. Install some cameras in and on the outside that connect to your smart phone so you can watch your house whilst you’re away. This can also double up to watch your pet during the week when you’re at work and they are running around your home.

Leave some lights on

Leaving some lights on in your home will make it look like someone is in and will potential deter any sneaky burglars. This is a great illusion especially if you have lights that you can put on a timer, as this will save energy and money for you. 

Lock Up

If you choose not to have a home sitter, it is essential for you to lock all doors and windows properly. If a burglar can just walk up to your house and open the front door, they will definitely take that opportunity.

Electric Gate

If you can, why not invest in a code controlled electric gate. These are a great addition to the overall look of your house and add security to your house. Check out for the best electric gates you can buy. These not only keep your house safe, but also keep your cars safe as they will not be able to leave your house if there is a large code controlled gate in the way.

Turn off all electronics

Apart from lights, this is a good idea. First of all, it will save you a lot of money on your electricity bill at the end of the month. Secondly, some electronic devices may overheat and start a fire, which will then burn down your house. This isn’t what you want to return to after your lovely time away!

These are just a few of the many ways you can keep your house safe whilst you are away. Many of these tips and ideas can also be used in everyday life.

Do you have any other tips for keeping our homes safe while we're not there?