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If you have unoccupied property then you must make it a priority to take any steps you can to secure it. The risk of theft and vandalism goes up significantly when it’s clear that a property has been left unoccupied for a long period of time but there are measures you can take to avoid this problem. Below are some of the best security tips for unoccupied properties.
Install an alarm and CCTV
An intruder alarm is a must-have when you’re planning to leave your property unoccupied for an extended period of time. It will alert those nearby if your property has been broken into and will also act as a deterrent to thieves and vandals. The same is true of CCTV cameras.
Have somebody check on the property
If it’s possible to have somebody check on your property on a fairly regular basis then this is an excellent way to make it more secure and deter thieves. Simple measures such as collecting your post and turn lights on and off can go a long way to making the property appear lived in.
Lock all doors and windows
Making sure that all doors and windows are locked on a property is fundamental. You should double-check this even if you think you’re sure everything is locked since thieves and squatters look for any small vulnerability when targeting properties.
Use warning signs
Warning signs can be one of the best and also least expensive ways to make an unoccupied property secure. In addition to getting CCTV and alarm signs, you might also consider a ‘Beware of the dog’ sign. These type of signs are generally very off-putting to thieves.
Get the right cover
In addition to taking all the security precautions you can, you also need to prepare for the worst by getting a good unoccupied property insurance policy. Unoccupied property insurance will provide cover for your property for all major risks, including damage to your building, rebuild costs and vandalism. You can also get contents cover with unoccupied property insurance if needed.
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Getting quotes for unoccupied property insurance is now easier than ever. In order to get quotes from a panel of specialist providers, you simply have to provide a bit of required information about your property and the type of policy you want. Once you’ve done this you’ll then have your quotes, which you can easily compare. Click the green button below to get started now.