With just over a week to go until the October long weekend, NOW is the time to start inquiring about a home security system. The October Labour day public holiday marks the beginning of the holiday season when many of us begin taking day trips and enjoying weekends away. It’s also the time of year where we find that out callouts to quote and install new alarm systems double. This is due to an increase in break-ins at unsecured and unattended homes.

Don’t be one of our break in call-outs! Be proactive and invest in the security of your home so you can go away and enjoy yourself without worrying about your untended property. Armitage Security even has interest free easy payment options to help you budget.

Renting? Don’t be put off by the fear that property owners don’t want to pay the money. We’ve found that many landlords are more than happy to protect their investment by installing a security system. Speak to your agent, especially if you have holidays planned – you might just be surprised by their response.

We are happy to provide you with a free security system quote so don’t hold off – contact us today.

Holiday Season Security Tips

If you are heading off this coming long weekend, or over the summer holiday season, consider these home security tips before you leave:

  • Lock all doors and windows – sounds obvious but you’d be surprised how often an infrequently used door or window is left unlocked.
  • Secure garden sheds, garages and access gates – try not to store highly valuable items in your shed as they are inviting to thieves.
  • Make it look like you are home – ask a neighbour or relative to keep an eye on your property. Putting the bins out on rubbish day, emptying your mailbox, watering the garden and turning a light on now and then will all help make it look like someone is home.
  • Don’t post about your holiday on social media – wait until you return before letting the world know that you’re away. Cancel or pause online deliveries.

And the best thing you can do to protect your home? Install a security alarm system. Talk to Armitage Security today and be ready for your next trip away.