No matter how much you love your home it is unlikely that you can spend all day and night there. It can be tough to be away from the place for a long time, especially if you are starting to get worried about your home security.

In the past there was no option but to grit your teeth, lock the door behind you and hope for the best. With a bit of luck you might get a kindly neighbor to keep an eye out for you but there was no effective way of keeping the place completely safe or of knowing if anything had happened while you were out.

Things have now changed drastically, and here are some of the main advances which let you look after your property and possessions while the place is empty.


New Technology

CCTV cameras, burglar alarms and smoke detectors have all improved so much that we can breathe that bit more easily when we are far from home. These devices will help you keep burglars at bay as well as look after the fire safety aspect. There are also less important but still useful ideas such as timer switches to make the house look occupied when it is really completely empty. There is a world of difference between a thief seeing an empty, dark, unprotected property and one which has visible signs of security and which appears to be occupied. No matter whether you leave it empty for just a few hours or for the best part of the day, you will feel a lot better knowing that it is no longer an easy target. For more information about how CCTV cameras, burglar alarms or smoke detectors can protect your house visit the ADT UK website for more information.

The Internet

The expansion of the internet has brought many unexpected benefits to our lives, and an increase in the quality of our home security is one of the most surprising ones. One of the most interesting aspects of modern security systems is that you can often monitor them from wherever you are. This can be a tremendous relief if you spend a lot of time away from home and occasionally get panic attacks worrying about whether everything is under control there. You don’t even need to be any sort of a technical expert to get started on using this sort of technology. It is something which we can all take advantage of as we strive to look after our homes no matter where in the world we are and what we are doing.

This guest post is written by Robert Bell on behalf of, the home alarm systems specialist in the UK.