Taking a vacation requires more than simply remembering to pack everything in your suitcases. It’s also important to make sure that your home is secure while you’re gone. In the thrill of the moment, with thoughts of enjoying your time away, it’s quite easy to forget something as simple as locking your doors.
While a home alarm system is perhaps the best way to protect your home, you can do the following to further ensure your home isn’t burglarized. After all, there’s no worse way to ruin a vacation than returning to find your home has been burglarized.
INDOOR LIGHT TIMERS
Using indoor light timers gives your home the appearance of being occupied.
There have been major improvements with indoor light timers. Modern timers are digital and provide you the option of varying the times when particular lights turn on and off. This deters even the most cunning burglar who does his homework – noticing patterns of when your lights are on and off each day.
If possible, you might consider leaving one of your cars locked and in your driveway. This gives the appearance that someone is home. Of course, you need to remove all valuables, keys, cell phones, laptops, garage door opener, etc. from your car.
Ask a neighbor or family member you trust to make sure trash cans, packages, newspapers, and flyers are not left outside your house. Have someone bring your trash cans in after your trash is picked up. You might also consider having someone housesit or stay at your home for either a few days or the entire duration of your vacation.
HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
While the tips above are quite helpful in deterring your home from being burglarized, there’s nothing like a home security system. Home security systems provide your home protection around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you’re serious about protecting your home while away on vacation, there’s perhaps no better way to do that than by having a professionally installed home security system.
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