Securing Your Home Before Travelling

Tips For Securing Your Home Before Travelling

Whether you are traveling for a couple of weeks or a single day, you will want to be sure that your home is secured and safe. The fact is that a lot of homes have been broken into when occupants are on a vacation or on a long trip.

It might interest you to know that there are measures that you can take to keep your home secure during your travels. In this article, we are going to shed more light on these tips.

Put a hold on your subscriptions

Before traveling, place a hold on all your subscriptions. Burglars are going to break into your home when they are sure that you are not around. If a burglar sees that your mailbox is overstuffed or there are a couple of newspapers in front of your door, they will be sure that you are not around and they are likely going to break into your home.

Parking

If you have a neighbor or a close friend, tell him to park a car on your spot. This will make it look as if you are around. If a burglar has a feeling that you are around, they will not break into your home.

Your lawn

If a burglar notices that your lawn is overgrown or unkempt, they will know that you are not around and will be inclined to break in. What you should do therefore is to employ the services of a professional lawn care company.

If you traveled during the winter period, make arrangement for the snow to be shoveled away from your walkway.

 

Technology

Using high tech device like a motion detector is an excellent way to prevent your home from being broken into during your travels. You also have the option of installing an alarm system that will notify the police or a security firm, when there is a break in.

Keys

Before traveling, ensure that you remove the spare from the area where you normally hid it. Burglars are very good at guessing possible places you are going to hide your key. Give the keys to your home to only a trusted friend or relative.

Safe

Before traveling, keep all your valuables in a safe or a deposit box. These may include your cash, will, expensive jewelry and any other things you own that can easily be stolen.