Security services in Spain
If you have a house in Spain where you do not reside all year round and you have decided not to rent out the property for whatever reason, the best option to avoid scares is to install an alarm that is connected to the police. This tool will provide you with security because if the property is illegally occupied, the state security forces will be able to act immediately, alleging a break-in or burglary. This is especially important given that the first 48 hours are key when it comes to evicting squatters in Spain.
Smart Home Security
There are several types of alarm systems but we recommend Smart home security. This system works by integrating entry sensors and sirens to a range of devices, including lights, thermostats, smart doors, and alarms. This is done by connecting to your Wi-Fi, which allows your devices to share information.
Smart security cameras can also provide you with added peace of mind, especially when you’re not in. Smart cameras send a live stream of your property directly to your mobile, tablet or desktop, enabling you to keep an eye on your home. Plus, you receive a notification when your smart camera detects something abnormal.
When you choose an ADT Smart Home system, you can include smart plugs as an add-on. This means if your video doorbell or outdoor camera detects motion, not only will you be notified, but a connected light switch will be switched on as an additional deterrent.
Our add-on cameras also have intelligent in-built analytics to distinguish between animals, humans, and vehicles, which means fewer false alarms.
There’s a whole host of smart home security for you to choose from. To discover the best home security system for you and your property, be sure to research the diverse types and brands beforehand, as the standard of home security varies across companies and providers.
Illegal house occupation: How to stop squatters in Spain if you own a Spanish holiday home.
Below we providing you with information on how to secure your property to keep the squatters out.
Don’t post on social media that you are going on holiday
In a world where social networks have gained prominence, we recommend not listing your holiday plans online. The less public information there is about your activity in relation to your home and location, the better. The reality is that if you inform the world through social networks where you are and how long you are there for, you are giving squatters a head start.
Don’t put posters in the street
While it is a good idea to be the process to rent out your property, or even sell it, it is advisable not to put posters in the windows or terraces advertising the rental or sale of the property when it is empty. These posters are just another invitation to illegally occupy the property.
Keep some personal belongings in the house
If there are all kinds of personal belongings and items for personal use and enjoyment in your Spanish holiday home, you will be much more protected against occupation compared to if the property is empty. This is because, if the property were to be entered by squatters, you could report them for trespassing and not a crime of usurpation of the home, as evicting squatters in Spain is a much more complicated process.
Plots building up
Expecting deliveries while you’re away? Amazon or Hermes delivery drivers may leave your parcels in what they consider a ‘safe place’, like at the side of your property, assuming you’ll be home shortly to pick it up. Even though this is standard practice, a pile of parcels is a clear indication to burglars that you’re on holiday. To avoid any break-ins or suspicious activity, ask a neighbor to collect and hold on to any parcels for you until you’re back home.
Stacks of posts
During your time on holiday, the accumulation of posts in your mailbox or newspapers in your driveway is clear evidence of inactivity in your home. That’s exactly what opportunistic burglars look out for.
To prevent thieves from targeting your property, contact your local post office and request they postpone your mail service from three to 30 days. The good news is that you can collect any mail from that time period once you’ve returned from your trip – that way you won’t miss anything important.
Home alarm system
Take advantage of new technology. There are many new systems available to help holiday homeowners keep an eye on their property. ADT’s Tiekom’s Security System is an ideal solution for holiday homeowners as the entire system can be easily managed through an easy-to-use smartphone app. It allows property owners to change the alarm codes remotely so they can provide a new access code for each new guest, and importantly know the status of the alarm system at any time.
Video Detectors will allow owners to remotely view the property while sensor alerts will keep them informed when someone is present.
Smart Home app
The summer holidays can be a busy time for many households, especially for those who are preparing to go on holiday. The good news is that during this time period, the ADT security system has you and your home fully covered. With the brilliant ADT Smart Home app, you receive instant notifications whenever motion is detected in home. You can even watch back recorded footage too. So wherever you are in the world, you get peace of mind knowing you can watch every move around your property.
Take control of your home security
We have a wide range of innovative home security products, designed to protect the things you love while you’re on your dream holiday.
In fact, you could like our security system to a ‘virtual house sitter’, keeping a watchful eye on your home at all times, even when you’re not in the country. That’s because when your alarm is triggered, the monitoring center is immediately notified, prompting them to check up on your home to see if there’s an issue. It’s fast, efficient, and gives you peace of mind all-year round. We even offer Police Response for that extra layer of protection.
While you’re away, your security system stays at home – 24/7/365. So relax and enjoy without worrying about your home, we’ve got you covered.