Spring Clean and Home Security

When spring begins, cleaning is a great opportunity to not only declutter and organize your home but also to think about ways to enhance your home and its features. While you’re already in the mindset of improving your living space, why not think about upgrading your home’s security features. With furniture being moved and windows cleaned, now is the perfect time to uncover easy entry points for potential burglars. With the brighter days you’re probably thinking now is the least likely time a burglar would break into a premises, but did you know there was a 2.8% increase in burglaries in the summer of 2022, compared to the winter (, 2023). Let us tell you how you can get prepared in spring to stay ahead in summer and have peace of mind knowing your home is being looked after by our team of professionals.

  • Declutter

We naturally accumulate things we don’t need throughout our home, have you still got your old iPhone box or what about the drawer full of cables? By having a yearly spring clean, you can deep dive into your drawers and cupboards where unwanted or unnecessary items are taking up valuable space. A spring clean may make you think twice about where you place your possessions, we advise not leaving keys close to the front door as this gives easy access through your letterbox. Decluttering your home will not only make you feel better but cleaning areas that are on view allows you to not have your valuables on show to a potential threat.

  • Tidying up your Garden

With the winter months behind us, your garden is probably not in the best shape. I know my garden, the grass is overgrown, and furniture is all over the place. Cleaning the garden isn’t as easy as cleaning the house, it is something that needs dedicated time and is never an easy task! Trust us though, it is always worth it. Maintaining a tidy garden will not only make your life easier, especially coming into the longer evenings and summer months, but it will also deter burglars. Keeping your garden in top shape will let potential thieves know that someone is living in the home, an overgrown, unkept garden is used as a sign a house is vacant and can be seen as a potential target.

  • Check your Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms

When was the last time you checked how your smoke alarm is functioning? The Irish government recommends testing your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms once a week and to change the battery once a year. A spring clean could be the perfect time to check if your alarm is working as it can take as little as 3 minutes for damage to be caused by smoke inhalation. I know I only notice mine if it was to beep, what if we told you you’re your HomeSecure alarm can come with sensors that detect fire and rising temperatures, but best yet, we will monitor the alarm. So, if your batteries need replaced or the alarm was to sound, our monitoring team will let you know. This means, if a fire was to breakout in the home and you are not around, our monitoring team will not only call you to check if you are aware, but they will also dispatch the Fire Brigade to our home as soon as possible.

  • Check your locks

Do you have a wonky window handle? Is your door a bit too easy to open? These are the jobs we usually put off and tell ourselves we will get around to doing. Now is the perfect time to get around to it. A spring clean usually entails wiping all your windows and cleaning down your doors, we are here to simply remind you that this is the perfect time to also check the security risks of your entry points. If you find these points are easily accessible, maybe it is time to replace them? If replacing them won’t do, the HomeSecure system comes with motion and shock sensors. These sensors are set to alert our monitoring team if a door was to open or even if a window was knocked. We do advise replacing any faulty locks, however if this is something you can’t fit into your spring clean, the HomeSecure sensors can give you this extra peace of mind!

  • Invest in a Home Security System

A smart home alarm system offers a range of benefits that can provide peace of mind for you and your family, especially going into the longer evenings when you will be spending more time outdoors. The HomeSecure system comes with features like remote monitoring, motion sensors, and smartphone alerts, you can keep an eye on your home even when you’re away. The HomeSecure systems comes with other smart home devices, such as cameras and doorbell cameras, to provide extensive security coverage.


By incorporating a smart home alarm system into your spring-cleaning routine, you’re not only investing in the safety of your home but also creating a more convenient and modern home. The HomeSecure system is a practical and valuable addition that can help you feel more secure and in control of your home’s security. So, as you tackle your spring cleaning tasks, call 01 920 3787 to get a security quote for your home.

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