If you’re the owner of a UK property, whether commercial, industrial or residential, that remains empty and unoccupied for periods of time, security is sure to be at the forefront of your thoughts. Our Vacant Property Security Systems provide cost-effective peace of mind and keep your insurer happy too. Read on to find out more…
What is a vacant property?
Properties can remain vacant for all sorts of reasons – perhaps you’re a landlord and your property is currently untenanted; maybe it’s your second home and you’re only there during holidays; you might be off on a round-the-world adventure leaving your residence empty while you’re away. Unoccupied doesn’t mean unloved, and of course you’re going to want to ensure the safety of your property while you’re not there to oversee it personally.
Insurance companies vary in how they define whether a property is vacant or unoccupied. Some say that if there is nobody living or working at the property for 30 consecutive days, it is classed as unoccupied. Others say a property should be uninhabited for 60 consecutive days before it is considered unoccupied. If belongings are left in the property, it is usually classed as vacant, rather than unoccupied. In any case, it is always wise to check the exact terms and wording of your insurance policy if you’re planning to leave a property empty or unoccupied for any period of time.
Security issues for vacant properties
Homeowners, business owners and landlords need to consider the risk to their property from vandalism, trespass and burglary, as well as damage that may be caused in the event of a fire or flood. There are various options available for property owners looking to secure their unoccupied residential or business premises. Live in security, patrolling security guards,CCTV and alarm systems are all options property owners might consider when deciding how best to protect and secure their assets.
Why choose Compound Security Specialists?
If you’re looking for a cost-effective security system for your vacant property, our unrivalled services could be just what you need. Our solutions are more budget-friendly than a physical presence at the property, yet we provide the very latest in temporary alarm systems, market-leading monitoring capabilities and rapid response to alarm activation.
As a CSS client, you benefit from an insurance compliance survey, regular property inspections and competitive pricing with weekly billing available. Our systems are battery-powered and don’t require telephone lines, ideal if you need to disconnect the power and utilities while you’re away. Using our security systems, your domestic, commercial or industrial property will be protected by a state of the art system offering the ability to monitor the activity of any visitors or contractors. You’ll have fire and flood protection, NSI Gold standard monitoring and SIA accredited rapid response to alarm activations.
By choosing an appropriate security system to protect your property in your absence, not only can you maximise the safety of your assets, you can ensure that you’re covered in the event of a problem. By using our services, we’ll make sure you’re compliant with the requirements of your insurance policy and can even help you reduce your premiums. As the saying goes, ‘Peace of mind is priceless’.