How To Protect Your Home During Your Vacation

Protect your home during your vacations

With several valuable items in your home it’s always risky to go for a long vacation. Your home could be victim to a burglary or theft in your absence. While vacationing with your family is the ideal stress buster, coming back to an empty home could be an unexpected and unwanted shock. If you live in a gated community with top of the line security chances of being robbed are slim, however, that does not give you an excuse to get clumsy. Here are a few ways you can protect your home while you vacation.

  • Get Insurance:

A lot of people live under the impression that theft is something that happens to other people and insurance is an unneeded expenditure. Burglary insurance is not just important but also very necessary at all times, more so when you leave you house for an extended period of time. As with any insurance policies you purchase makes sure to carefully go through the terms and conditions. Ensure that it includes theft insurance as well. We would suggest take a policy that extends through several years. You never know when calamity might strike.

  • Smart Lights:

There are several factors that could alert the attention of notorious people in your neighborhood. Thieves are constantly casing neighborhoods and homes to look for weak spots. When your home which is usually full of activity suddenly goes all dark it lights up in the minds of the notorious. An ever dark home is an invitation for trouble. Installing smart lights in your home ensures that it doesn’t it lights up different parts of the room at different times keeping evil doers at bay.

  • Stop All Subscriptions:

If an ever dark home wasn’t enough of a sign for thieves then unpicked rubbish outside your home, newspapers stacked up outside your door and milk packets being spoilt outside your home are signs enough. Before you go for any long vacation, make sure you call all your daily subscription vendors and ensure that they stop their service for the requisite time. Not only will it fail to alert the burglars, you will also end up saving the pretty penny.

  • Install Security Cameras On The Premises:

Hiring an expert security team to locate loop holes in your homes security could be a good step toward ensuring you do not get burgled. Another step you could take is to ensure that you hire a security consultant to find the ideal locations in your home to install security cameras. Just the presence of the security cameras may be enough of a deterrent to thieves. In the worst case scenario, even if your home does get burgled, you will have footage of the theft which will provide the police with valuable information about the thieves and their modus operandi. Maybe the burglars will slip up and reveal their faces making them easier to capture and hopefully return your possessions in the process.

  • Reduce Your Social Media Activity:

A common cause of theft these days is because thieves are getting smart about the use of social media to case of potential spots for burglary. Don’t make things easier for them by posting all your activity on various socials. You can do that, when you’re back from your trip.

  • Seek Help:

If you have trusted family and friends that live close by, ask them to drop by every now and then to keep a check on the place. They will easily be alerted to any suspicious activity or people hanging about.

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