Summer vacations are one of the most awaited times. Whether young or old, everyone in the family loves to pack their stuff and spend some time off their home. And if you have made any such plans, that’s really great!
Are you prepared?
No, it’s not just about shopping and packing necessary stuff which you will need on your vacation. It is more important- your home’s security. So, have you planned something for the same?
In case, you missed on this part, here are some crucial steps to consider right away, to make sure your home and belongings remain just as you left them.
Want a most reliable solution? Go for stand-alone security cameras. The best part is that you will get an app provided by the camera company which can be used on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can view your house interior or exterior, as per your need. And the footage can be viewed in real-time or if required, past footage can be pulled up from an archive.
Install a Home Security System
Do you know around 60% of convicted burglars have stated that the presence of an alarm make them pass on a house and move onto another one? So, if you haven’t installed one, don’t delay. You can consult a professional and get the job done at the earliest.
No Hidden Spare Keys
For those who are into habit of keeping extra or spare keys of their property need to know that it can be a source for a thief. Hence, the best option is to remove the keys as soon as possible. You can give it to a trusted neighbor or friend. Or you can also plan to install a keyless electronic entry system.
Don’t shout out on Social Media
It might appear to be more of fun to announce your upcoming trip to Bali on Facebook. But don’t you think that such an announcement can let the would-be thieves know about your absence. So, avoid public or semi-public announcements about your vacation plan. You can tell your friends in person, if required.
Lights on a Timer
Don’t let your house be in dark. Actually, a dark place serves to be an open invitation for the robbers. Hence, for those hours when homes are normally active, i.e. 6 pm to 10 pm, set a timer for lights. Simply, you can plug a couple of floor lamps into easily available programmed timers. These are inexpensive and give the impression of human activity during those hours.
Let your Car in the Driveway
Having no car in your parking gives away the message that no one is home. So, why not leave a car in your driveway. In case, you are driving your car wherever you are going, you can ask a neighbor or friend to park theirs in your driveway, while you are gone.
Secure your Valuables
In every house, there are some highly important valuables and these have to be secured while you are away from home. When you are out on vacation, burglars have the luxury of time to find valuables and steal them away from poorly secured places like lockboxes. So, the solution in investing a home safe that bolts to the floor.
This was the ultimate vacation preparation checklist ensuring safety of your house. So, if you want your vacation to be relaxing and worry-free, it becomes vital to prepare your home before you leave. No matter where you go this holiday season, follow these to keep your apartment safe and sound.