vacant site security: 5 tips to limit risk this Winter

Void management and security continues to be a challenge and as summer approaches and the temperature increases, so does the risk of theft, vandalism and fire. Without adequate protection and management these properties are often subject to misuse and either deliberate or unintentional damage. 

Securing your Vacant Site this Winter

Vacant Site Management and security continues to be a challenge. As Winter approaches and the temperature decreases, so does the risk of theft, vandalism and fire. Without adequate protection and management these properties are often subject to misuse and either deliberate or unintentional damage. In addition the Winter weather can play havoc with an unoccupied property. With high winds, heavy rain and worse, weather can play a big part in the property falling into disrepair or dilapidation very quickly. From Leaking roofs to frozen piping the pitfalls are obvious. With huge costs associated with these types of fixes, it is recommended that property owners put in some form of Asset management to ensure the building retains its value. With the Camelot guardian solution, our Guardians live in the property temporarily. By reporting all issues to Camelot on a 24hr emergency number, Camelot can help our clients effectively manage issues of any nature with regard to the property. The management of the building is pro-active, rather than re-active and can assist the Client in maintaining asset value, whilst also keeping costs low

5 tips for securing your vacant site this Winter

  • Install a security solution/ system
  • Keep property in use
  • Use an accredited organisation 
  • Carry-out regular property inspections 
  • Keep the grounds maintained

Property professionals across Ireland are increasingly turning to Property Guardians to protect their assets over the Winter months. While properties lie idle, Property Guardians move in, providing a cost effective and social way to secure vacant property from unauthorised entry and vandalism. This also helps on a community level, which can be a concern for property owners. We urge property owners to remain vigilant in the protection and management of their vacant property. Contact us today and arrange a no obligation, free assessment of your buildings. With the tips above, you can reduce the chances of having problems with your property.

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