Month: August 2016

Do You Leave A Light On When You Go Away On Holiday?

Many people ask if they should keep a light on when they go away on holiday. Police and security experts would all say yes, but which lights should you leave on.

Lights when you go on Holiday?

Lamps, how effective are they? Holiday

Well it makes sense to make it look like you are home, so the simple answer is to set the lights you use every day on a timer so your home looks no different to how it would when your home.

Having your hallway lit with a small lamp may just be a tell-tale sign that your actually away.

We recommend setting two of your main lights to go on and off whilst your away to mimic your activities when your home.  and moving around the house.   This way you can have your downstairs lights go off when you normally head upstairs and program the bedroom to come on.

Having a seven day timer also means you can set them to go off later on weekends or different days of the week.

Which Lights should you leave on when you go away?

You want to recreate the lights you use when you are at home.  This means you should have at least a couple of lights turning on and off, multiple times in the evening.  A simple lamp in the Hall really inst going to make a burglar think you are home.

Think like a burglar.

Burglars quite often walk the streets looking for an opportunity , this might be a open window, a bike left out, or a dark home.

Dont give them any reason to stop outside your home and investigate.

Lighting up the front of you home will also stop them wanting to hang around outside your home and risk being seen.


So if you have external security lighting – it is a good idea to put them on a timer too.  Whilst these cant bu put on a timer Plug the mydome timer can be install on the switch in seconds.


Visit The Crime Prevention Website

Grab a coffee and visit the Crime Prevention Website.

this is really the best information site we have seen.  Packed full of practical insight and advice.

This really is a great resource for information about crime prevention. Written by Calvin Beckford, a retired Metropolitan police officer and author, with many years of crime prevention experience this website has been created as a security resource for all members of our society and contains some really helpful advice.

The site contains crime prevention advice to help you improve your home and personal security, covering locks, windows, security devices, alarms and more.

It includes contributions from retired and serving police crime prevention staff, security professionals and academics and is reciprocally linked with many Police Services, Police and Crime Commissioners and Neighbourhood Watches.