Vacations should be a time to kick back and relax, not stress over who could be inviting themselves into your home while you’re away. Make sure your house is locked down and secure with these tips.
Crimes of Opportunity
Crimes of opportunity are one of the biggest threats to your home, so minimize the risk by limiting how many people know your house is going to be empty. Set your lights on a timer to make it seem like someone is in the home. Remember to lock your doors and windows so no one can just walk in. And wait to post your vacation pictures on social media until you’re back home.
Home Security & Insurance
Whether you rent or own your home, insurance can protect you against flood, fire, and burglary. You can also invest in a home alarm system to monitor your home and alert you or the authorities should anything happen.
Hire a House Sitter
One of the best ways to keep your home safe while you’re away is to recruit a friend, family member, or trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your house so that it isn’t unattended. Even having them pop by once a day to check on things can discourage burglars and ensure unpredictable damages are caught quickly.