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Rest Well with these Holiday Season Security Tips
Published 22nd October 2021

The holiday season is only a few weeks away. For some, this is a relief and a chance to rest from this long year. COVID-19 has continued to affect our lives. It has changed the way we navigate through life’s ups and downs. Yet, for others, it has been a year of struggle, often resulting in various criminal activities. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that your unique security system is up to date and recently tested. Before embarking on those holiday plans, take a moment to make sure your security measures work for you.

While you may have already planned your holiday, have you considered how your property, business, or home may be vulnerable? At Broubart, we pride ourselves on thinking one step ahead for our clients safety and security.

New or Grown-Up Pets

Many homes have grown this year, and yes, those new pets provide necessary love. However, they can also be a pain when arming your home while they are left alone. They often set off your alarm by their restless habits and sometimes stop people from actually arming their homes. This is a solvable problem, and there is suitable equipment and technology to help with this.

Closed for Business

We urge all businesses to continue their efforts of stepping up on their security levels. This is a constant endeavour to ensure that your business property does not have weak security spots or vulnerable areas, which may lead to property loss or damage. There are many options to consider in terms of off-site monitoring and AI monitoring of your business property. We can help you with this.

Testing…Testing

We encourage all our clients to make sure that they regularly test their alarming systems. There are many ways to do this. Furthermore, they are some easy steps that you can take before going on holiday. Here are a few examples to consider.

Test now, rather than later:

  • Check all your security systems elements (alarms, electric fence, panic buttons and battery back-up for your gates)
  • Ensure your CCTV system is working and that the hard drives associated and not faulty
  • Check all motion sensor lights. If needed, change globes and test the timers on each of these lights.

One week before going away:

  • Make sure that there is no overgrown foliage near your electric fence and or sensors.
  • Alert your security company and community patrol that you are going away
  • Turn off your intercom bell so that if someone rings, it is unclear whether the home is empty.

In addition, load-shedding has also provided a good reason to check your systems. Some batteries and power supplies were compromised, so it is encouraged to double-check these elements. By adhering to these simple tips, you can begin your holiday with greater peace of mind. Let us help you have a great holiday season. Contact us today to arrange additional guarding and safety during this time of family fun and rest.

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