Summer Holidays Are Over: Is Your Home Safe While You’re at Work?

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Getting back into your normal routine after the summer can be difficult, but maintaining your home security should be top of the to-do list


Another summer gone, and now it’s time to get back to reality. Whether you’ve returned from a holiday in the sunshine and on sandy beaches, or have had a few weeks of well-earned rest with the family, it’s time to get back into your everyday routine.


If you’ve been off work this summer and spent a lot more time at home, then home security will have been less of a pressing issue. But now you’re back at work and the house is empty all day, you need to be a lot more vigilant about keeping it secure.


Windows and Doors


Locking windows and doors may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many times you’ve gone out and forgotten to lock a door or left a window ajar. During the summer where you’ve spent more time at home, it’s easier to slip out of your regular routine, and therefore become more laxed with daily security.


An unlocked door or open window in the summer is often useless to an intruder in the summer, because an occupied house is a major deterrent. But an empty house with an unlocked door or open window is basically a welcome mat to a burglar.


Neighbours are Great Lookouts


Although you’ll be at work all day and unable to keep an eye on things at home, your neighbours can be the ideal lookouts needed for peace of mind. It’s always worth getting to know the neighbours on a friendly level, as they can prove to be valuable in a time of need.


There’s no doubt they’ll want to keep their neighbourhood and home safe, and a significant step in doing so is by preventing crime on their front doorstep. Giving neighbours your contact details will be extremely handy if anything should happen at home, whether it’s criminal activity or other security concerns, such as a fire.


 Security Systems


It’s likely that you’ve embraced the advances in modern technology, whether it’s the smartphone you use, the tablet or laptop you own, or the massive TV you watch. Modern tech has also helped make our homes safer with a range of different security devices.


You don’t have to treat your home like Fort Knox, but having a few security measures in place will put your mind at ease. Alarm systems are ideal if your home will be empty throughout the day or evening, as an intruder will be greeted by a loud noise that will see them making a swift exit. Not only will it scare them off, but it will alert people in the area.


Another common and subtle security measure is motion detecting lights around the outside of the house. If someone is unable to get close enough to the house without being lit up, you take away their opportunity to cause any trouble without being detected.


Residential Security


Sometimes a situation may require a more hands-on approach, and to do so, you could enlist the help of a security company. Residential security not only provides you with the knowledge and experience of an industry professional, but they act as a strong deterrent for anyone planning on breaking in or vandalising your home.


Although security systems are extremely useful, residential security services not only protect your property in the event of security issues, but also prevent the whole ordeal in the first place.


The peace of mind residential security provides is second to none, especially if you have valuables of great worth or irreplaceable possessions in the house. Here at Close Circuit we strive to provide a service that not only keeps your home safe, but also our approachable and knowledgeable staff members are happy to advise you on any security concerns you may want to raise.


Your home is a place where you and your family should always feel safe, and if that changes for any reason, you need to have measures in place to feel secure. Going back to work after the summer can be strange as you’ll be spending less time at home, which means you’ll have to be more efficient with your home security. Taking the right steps to do so is a top priority.

If you want to know more about Close Circuit’s high-quality security services or want advice in regards to your own home security, give us a shout. Call: 0203 246 0094 | Email:


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5 Telltale Signs That You Need Residential Security

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Keeping your home or property safe is a top priority, so researching security companies to find the best fit for you is essential


For homeowners, the safety of their property is always a pressing concern. When it comes to your own home, you can never be too safe. These days with the advances in modern technology, there is a huge range of security companies and devices that will aid you in your quest to make your home impenetrable, but the experience and instincts of security personnel can’t be bought at a gadget shop.


So if you’re a homeowner and are on the fence about residential security, keep an eye out for these five signs that tell you it’s worth looking into.


1. Your Property is Especially Large


If you live on or own a property that’s exceptionally large, maintaining a high level of security over such a big area can be an exhausting task. The upkeep of security systems, as well as keeping a watchful eye on all areas, will maintain your residential security, but it wouldn’t give you much time to do anything else.


It’s for this reason that people who live on large properties seek the help of security companies like Close Circuit. With the experience and knowledge we have in the security sector, we know the best way to approach each location to suit any home’s security needs. We’ll give you peace of mind knowing that your home is safe.


2. The Property is Empty for Long Periods of Time


If your home or property is going to be empty for a while, whether it’s because you’ll be away from home or if your property is currently vacant, this can leave you in a vulnerable position.


If you’re a homeowner who will be away for work or other reasons, leaving your home for a long period can be quite stressful, especially if you’ll be in another country. Residential security is an ideal way to make sure your home stays the way you left it, and your belongings are where you left them.


For property owners and landlords, you may think that because there are no possessions of high value in the property, it makes it less of a security concern. The property itself is this person’s primary investment, so any damage done will need repairing, therefore taking it off the market and costing them in the process.


3. Crime in the Area


Crime in your local area can be a cause for concern, especially if it’s vandalism or break-ins. If your neighbourhood or surrounding area has suffered from these types of crimes, then it may be worth looking into residential security, at least until you feel that your home is no longer at risk.


It’s common for people to hear about situations such as break-ins and think it will never happen to them, but the reality is that you never know what can happen. By having residential security on the property you not only protect it in the event of vandalism or a break-in, but you also have a strong deterrent to prevent any wrongdoing in the first place.


4. Remote Locations


Certain properties are a bit out of the way, clear from the hustle and bustle of city life — which is a key selling point to some. The problem is that although it does give you an abundance of peace and quiet, it also leaves you vulnerable if you encounter any security issues.


A location that’s a bit more remote will, therefore, be further away for the police to attend to situations such as a burglary, which the perpetrators will be well aware of. These types of properties tend to be accessible from different areas, so keeping a watchful eye over all entry points can be a tiresome task.


Residential security is the perfect way to give you peace of mind, knowing that you can enjoy your day-to-day life as remotely as you like, without having to be plagued by security concerns.


5. Valuables or Irreplaceable Objects


At home, you may have possessions that are extremely expensive or items that, for one reason or another, are irreplaceable. So to see possessions damaged or taken away from you would be awful. There’s no doubt that security devices are an essential these days and should be taken advantage of, but the benefits of contacting security companies and getting security personnel on the property can’t be ignored.


The watchful eye of residential security, as well as the deterrent their presence provides, is an efficient way to maintain the safety of your home and all the valuables it contains.


Residential security is a perfect example of how physical security is still very practical and necessary. There’s no doubt that technology has made leaps and bounds to improve safety, but having professionals on the premises can provide you with a service that technology can’t. Our high-qualified, supremely knowledgeable security professionals provide an unrivalled service. With an abundance of experience in the security industry they not only make your home safe while you’re away, but can advise you on how to make it safer when you are.

If you want to find out more about Close Circuit’s exceptional residential security services, or have any questions about our other high-quality security services, don’t hesitate to get in contact. Phone: 0203 246 0094 | Email:


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