3 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe While You're on Vacation

Article Posted by Expert Author: Emma Prior  on 04/08/2013

Taking a trip can be great fun, but there are certain steps you should take to ensure your home is safe and sound while you're gone.

 

  1. Don't Broadcast Your Vacation to the World. It's common for people to hop on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to show their excitement about their upcoming trip. However, keep in mind that you're not just telling your follwers about your vacation, you're also telling them your home will be sitting empty – which could potentially make it a target.

  2. Let the Right People Know You'll Be Gone. While you don't want the entire world to know you're gone, there are some people who should be notified. Your mail carrier, the provider of your home security systems Atlanta, and your newspaper delivery person should all be notified.

  3. Create an Illusion. Ideally, you'd have someone stay in your house while you're gone. If you can't do that, then make it look like you're home. Have lights come on at certain times, leave a car parked in the driveway, and find other creative ways to make it look like someone's home.

 

These tips are simple but they can mean the difference between a burglary and a stress-free return to your home.  It's important to note that home security protection can't be left to chance, particularly in certain higher crime-rate areas.  Take the necessary precautions you can, and employ technology to work for you.  Home security systems can also be programmed to turn lights off and on at strategic times.


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