5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Safe Whilst on Holiday

Install timers on your electrics 

Putting your lights, radios and even TV on a timer can give the illusion that your property hasn’t been left unattended. Be sure to alter the timers to vary when your appliances go on. If someone is watching the neighbourhood, they will notice a pattern of everything going on and off at the same time and get suspicious. Some timers can be altered using your smartphone.  

Beware of social media 

Capturing your holiday and putting it on social media is a great way to preserve memories and give your friends holiday envy. Although, this is a massive tell-tale sign that you have left your property unattended. Try saving the images and posting them when you are back home. 

Ensure everywhere is locked 

This may seem obvious but ensuring that all windows, doors, gates and outbuildings are locked will stop anyone entering your property without force. This can be enough to put some criminals off as it means they won’t have to leave evidence of their entry.  

Invest in electronic security  

There is evidence which shows that CCTV and house alarms act as a deterrent for burglars. Although you can’t do much if this happens whilst you are away, your alarm can sound and alert the police to come to the property and the CCTV can provide the needed evidence.  

Ask a neighbour to check on the house or hire a house sitter 

Asking someone to put the bins out or collect the mail from underneath the mailbox every couple of days can help to keep your property appearing a lived in as possible. Even asking a friend or family member to house sit for you can give the extra peace of mind that someone is there and looking after your home. 

Sponsor Updates!

We sponsor the local Coventry under 15’s football team, Athletic United. Gaz Hardwick, the Athletic United manager, let us know how well they have been getting on this season.

“Athletic United have been very fortunate to have I P Security Systems Ltd as our kit sponsor for the last 3 seasons. During this successful period, we have won the A league twice and the Bedworth Nursing Cup as well as the League Cup. With the continued sponsorship, we look as impressive on the pitch as we do results wise. Local businesses supporting local grassroots football, a perfect combination. Thank you IPSS!”
Gaz Hardwick, Athletic United

Being able to help young boys to continue on their football journey and keep active is what I P Security Systems strive to do and would recommend sponsoring a team to any other local business. Not only do I P Security Systems sponsor Athletic United, but we also sponsor the Coventry Sphinx first team!

Charity Walk total just in

On Saturday 30 March, IPSS worked in conjunction with Coventry Sphinx Football Club, Coventry Sphinx Sports and Social Club and Occasional Occasions venue dressing to host a Sponsored Charity Walk at the Sphinx Drive site. We have just had the last amount of sponsorship money submitted and we are pleased to confirm the grand amount of £1920 has been raised for this very worthwhile charity.

We would like to thank all of the people who took part and their very generous sponsors. Thanks also go to Joanne Bull of Occasional Occasions who provided the Afternoon Tea which was very well received by all of those who took part.

Miles for Money a huge success

This weekend, IPSS were pleased to work in partnership with a local football club to host a Charity Walk to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. A route of 0.5 miles was marked out around the site of Coventry Sphinx Football Club on Sphinx Drive and participants were invited to walk. jog or run around the route as many times as they liked and collect sponsorship for their efforts. All involved were then invited for afternoon tea in the clubhouse followed by a chance to watch the Coventry Sphinx First Team play.

Those attending the football game were given free entry in return for a contribution to the Charity. Attendees have been incredible generous and so far the collection on the day has already raised over £500. We are also due donations from sponsorship which should push the total raised to over £1000.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Charity please visit the JustGiving page here

New website launched

We’ve been working on getting our website updated with a fresh new look and some improved content. Feel free to have a look around and if you have any feedback we’d be happy to receive it via email to info@ipssltd.co.uk.

We sincerely wish to thank Neil Batchelor at the Coventry Chamber of Commerce for his time and patience with teaching us how to use the system.

Don’t forget that we are still offering our FREE Security Audits to businesses and organisations across Coventry and Warwickshire. One of our accredited Engineers will come out and undertake a survey or your current provision and, if needed. make recommendations for replacements or improvements.

Contact us now via email at info@ipssltd.co.uk or by calling 024 7644 6960