How to keep your home safe while you’re away

With the prospect of trips out and holidays finally on the cards, over the next few weeks many of us will be leaving our houses unattended for the first time in months. So now is the time to think about making your home a bit more secure.

In addition to the basics, there is a range of DIY tech that may help to deter would-be intruders and allow you to keep an eye on your home from almost anywhere in the world.

If you are worried about the security of a garage, side-alley or garden, smart cameras can provide peace of mind. Like video doorbells, they come in a range of sizes, prices and capabilities, with most having mics and speakers. Some connect straight to wifi, with cloud storage options; others require base stations with local storage. Battery-operated models can be placed just about anywhere with magnetic mounts.

Be Your Home Guards, Be Safer and Smarter in Your Life.