How To Keep Your Home Secure While You’re on Vacation

Are you gearing up for a winter vacation but worrying about the security of your home? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are some tips to help keep your home safe while you’re away.

Keep all windows and doors secure

Keeping your home locked up will deter most potential vandals or robbers from targeting it. Of course, make sure that you fasten all windows and doors before you leave for vacation. Additionally, if you have a sliding glass door, leave a pole in the track to prevent the door from being forced open. Alternatively, some sliding glass doors have a hole you can stick a nail into, which prevents them from opening. Finally, disable your automatic garage door opener just in case someone has its signal decoded. Source: Chron

Set a timer for your lights

Having lights on in your home is one of the most obvious indicators that the home is not empty. However, if you’re planning to go away for several days, or if you’re really lucky, several weeks at a time, keeping the lights on for the entire duration of your trip is not only going to drive your electric bill through the roof, but it’s also dangerous as it poses a risk for fires.

That said, connecting your lights to a timer is a great option, and you may already have one lying around.

Light timers are a great and cost-effective way to increase the security of your home while you’re away on vacation. You can set the timers to automatically turn your lights on and off at the same times that they typically would be if you were home. You can set up a few throughout the different floors of your home so it appears that people are around and occupying both the upstairs and downstairs. Source: Forbes

Set up a security system

If your home has been burglarized in the past, or if you’re intent on never being a victim to that sort of crime, think about installing an alarm system. Choose from one of the many trusted providers; many offer systems that sync with your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to stay connected to your home no matter where you happen to roam. Source: BobVila

If you’re looking for an extra level of security while you’re away, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can provide you with expert advice on locks and security systems that will help keep your home safe while you’re out of town. Have a great trip!


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Published Date: November 20, 2022