Summer travel requires a lot of planning and decision-making. Now that you have finalized the plans for your trip, have you thought about how you will secure your home while you are away? Traveling leaves your home at risk for criminal activity which is why a home security system is vital to your vacation plans. Here are some precautionary steps you can take to make sure your home is protected before you hit the road:
1. Make it Look Like You are Home
When your home looks occupied, criminals are less likely to intrude. Do you really want to leave multiple lights on in the house for the entirety of your trip? though? With smart lights as part of your home security system, you can create a schedule for certain lights at different times of the day.
2. Do Not Document your Trip on Social Media
Posting every moment of your vacation as it happens lets the world know that you are away from your home. While you may think you are sharing your photos with your friends you may not know who else has access to this information.
3. Get Rid of the Spare Key
Whether it is under the flowerpot, doormat, or decorative rock, you likely have a special spot for an extra house key. Criminals know this and if they look hard enough, they will find it. By installing a smart lock as part of your home security system you can eliminate the need for a spare key by giving those you trust a unique code to access your home if needed during your absence.
4. Keep Up with Your Lawn Care
Overgrown grass is a telltale sign that no one is home. Make sure cutting the grass is on your checklist of the things to do before you leave the house. If your trip is going to be longer than a couple of days, consider having a neighbor or lawn care service cut the grass once before you get back.
5. Secure Your Packages
It’s best to have your packages delivered before or after your trip. If you do happen to have a package delivered while you are on vacation, a doorbell camera with two way voice can let you communicate with the delivery driver to leave the package in a different location out of sight. If you do happen to have a package delivered while you are on vacation, a doorbell camera with two- way voice can let you communicate with the delivery driver to leave the package in a different location out of sight.
With home alarm monitoring from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, you can be at ease knowing your home is protected. If you are interested in installing a residential security system, contact us to schedule a free consultation.