January 26, 2017
Your vacation should be a time for relaxation, not worry. It’s important for your peace of mind that you ensure that the home you’re leaving behind is safe in your absence. Avoid returning to a home that has been robbed or vandalized by taking a few precautions. Read on for some helpful tips about vacation safety.
Install a Burglar Alarm
A professionally installed burglar alarm (and the sign you post outside of your house) is the best way to protect your home while you’re away. Reputable security companies like Security Five not only provide an alarm, but 24/7 monitoring as well. This ensures that the authorities are alerted the moment there’s a break in.
Keep Your Neighbors in the Loop
A reciprocal relationship with a trusted neighbor can be another good ally. Give them a key and ask them to keep an eye out for suspicious cars in the driveway or other unusual activity. They can also help by getting your mail, raking leaves, mowing your lawn, and watering plants to make the house seem occupied. Do the same for your neighbors when they go away.
Invest in a light switch timer that can be programmed to turn on and off at certain times. This throws thieves off and makes it seem like someone is home.
Keep the Curtains Open
Closed curtains are an obvious sign that someone is away. Keep the curtains open, but hide any valuables from sight so as not to tempt anyone peering through the window to size up your home.
Avoid fires caused by power surges by unplugging appliances like TVs, toaster ovens, stereos, and computers.
Notify the Proper People
Do tell the police you’ll be out of town.
Don’t advertise your travel plans online or on social media. You never know who is privy to this information.
Need Assistance with Vacation Safety?
Security Five wants you to have a worry-free getaway. Contact us today at 610-310-5584 for a free consultation. Our team of experts will help you plan and install a security system that will keep your home safe while you’re away.