Whether you’re going on vacation or tend to be frequently out of town, making sure your home is protected while you are away is imperative. Burglars are skilled in identifying which homes are unoccupied and pay close attention to the homes they want to rob. As soon as the opportunity arises, they jump on it.
Each and every time you go on vacation or travel for work, you have to make securing your home a top priority, and the easiest way to do that is by installing a home security system.
The type of system you get can be as intricate or simple as your needs call for. Those living in apartment buildings will have different needs than those living in homes with large properties, but regardless of where you’re located, your decision all starts with knowing what your options are.
Common Home Security Features
- Heat and smoke detectors
- Security Cameras and Monitors
- Motion Activated Alarms
- Devices that are Programmable to All Mobile Devices and Internet Friendly Electronics
- Home Automation
- Controlled or Motion Detection Lighting
Taking advantage of any of these options will help keep your home secure while you’re away, but like any defense, the more, the better. Installing a variety of security measures will ensure that even if one system fails, there are alternative measures put in place to protect your belongings.
Most security systems are easy to control even while you are away on vacation. You can even view certain rooms and the entire premises if security cameras are your system of choice. This will allow you to keep a close watch on your property no matter how long you are gone, so you have the ability to contact authorities the moment trouble arises.
Other Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation
Other than a home security system, there are other ways to protect your home. Even if you have a security system, it is still wise to apply these security measures at all times.
- Do not leave a key hidden somewhere on the property. Burglars are well aware of all the hiding spots. They will likely find the key if they go looking for it.
- Don’t tip off your absence. Don’t let anyone know you’re leaving for vacation except those you trust. Posting pictures and statuses on social platforms isn’t wise unless you have privacy controls intact.
- Let neighbors and even the police department know when you decide to go on vacation. They will help keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.
- Ask a friend or family member to housesit. Ask them to get your mail so it doesn’t overflow in the mailbox giving robbers suspicion of your absence.
- Keep a light on while you’re not at the home or have motion detection lights programmed accordingly.