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Second home: easy prey for thieves

Happy owner of a second home – be it a chalet in the mountains, a country house or a villa by the sea – the joy of these few months in occupying it should not wipe out the potential risk that it might represents for thieves. Indeed, a second home is the easy prey par excellence since it remains uninhabited for long periods, often isolated from the rest of the dwellings and / or located in an area that is also deserted out of season. As a result, ill-intentioned people have free rein to operate. No fear of being interrupted or even surprised by the neighborhood during the burglary. The targeted properties are identified by permanently closed shutters, an obvious lack of maintenance such as unmown lawn, weeds, dead leaves, flyers and uncollected mail, etc.

Secure your second home

Before even thinking about electrical protection, a few deterrent methods can be applied.

First, limit access: thieves often come out with their arms laden with devices such as game consoles, screens, computers, hi-fi, state-of-the-art appliances, etc. Therefore, they must unload them in a vehicle. If the distance between it and the residence is too great, this can discourage them. A non-chargeable gate, high barriers, fences, bars on the windows, several complex locks are all precautions that will have the desired effect.

Secondly, protect your valuables by opting for a safe or take them with you outside of your periods of occupation of your second home.

Finally, to sleep soundly, use the services of a security-alarm-video-surveillance, leader in terms of remote surveillance to fight against burglaries. She will equip the equipment adapted to your property in order to prevent any intrusion or threat. Alarms, assistance, movement of a security guard, continuous remote monitoring, etc. The whole system depends on a set of parameters which you will discuss over the phone and then during installation in order to establish an estimate and the optimal protection. Thus, you will be able to enjoy your dear second home during your holidays and enjoy your main residence with confidence and serenity!

Protection 24 also offers you a remote monitoring offer including a battery-operated alarm system (without electrical connection) and a GSM-GPRS transmission mode only. With a battery life of 3 to 4 years, you can cut the electricity to your second home while maintaining its safety. Really practical!