A home left alone while on vacation is tempting for criminals.
Basic key steps should be taken to ward off these thieves and help keep your home safe.
We have assembled 8 essential tips:
1 Let a close friend know your plans
Tell someone you trust you’re going to be away and have them check on your home
frequently, have them pick up your mail and flyers.
Also let the police and Alarm Company know your away.
2 Do not close your curtains.
This would not help friends or police identify if someone is inside and would also
help in hiding the criminal.
3 Leave a light on with a timer
Leave several lights on inside using timers so they turn off and on randomly and also
turn on your outside light if it has a motion sensor.
Today’s alarm systems can be programmed to control lighting around your home and with
the proper setup you can control them remotely from anywhere.
4 Do not leave your spare key
No key under the mat or planter. Criminals will find it.
5 Mow the lawn
Make sure you have someone keep your yard and hedges trimmed.
6 Don’t advertise your plans
Social media is fun but you never know who is reading.
7 Invest in a good alarm system
A monitored alarm system is the number one deterrent for thieves. Usually they will
leave if they see alarm decals or a yard sign on the property.
An alarm system will also protect a home from fire, floods, and other environmental issues that
8 Cameras are an option
In today’s world it is easy to add cameras to an alarm system where you can log in and
view your home in real time or preview events that may have occurred.
Following these steps will help prevent a break-in and give you peace of mind while your on that well deserved vacation.