5 Tips For Protecting Your Home During Summer Vacation
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Would-be burglars and intruders don’t go on vacation just because you do. Whenever you leave your home for any extended period of time, you naturally worry about the safety of your property in your absence. Vacation planning can be stressful enough; you don’t need to add any extra stress. Instead, follow our 5 tips for protecting your home during summer vacation and put your mind at ease. The less you’re worrying about your home, the more you can enjoy yourself while you’re away.
1. Have Strong Locks
Your locks do the heavy lifting of your home security. Often they are your best and only barrier between your property and potential thieves. As burglars get better at bypassing and picking locks, it’s more important than ever to choose strong, durable, thief-proof locks. We recommend selecting and installing ANSI Grade 1 locks. Locks of this grade offer the highest level of residential security possible. Alternatively, invest in professionally installed deadbolts on all your doors. High security locks don’t just stop intruders in their tracks, they may even stop them from trying in the first place!
2. Consider Your Lighting
Lights that are left on serve as a 24/7 beacon to outsiders that someone is home! We recommend leaving on a bathroom, bedroom, or entryway light. Additionally, you may consider installing outdoor motion detector lights. Nothing will stop a would-be intruder faster than lights that turn on unexpectedly and shine a light on their activities.
3. Pause Your Mail & Newspaper Delivery Service
Mail and newspapers piling up are a dead giveaway that nobody’s home! These days it’s very easy to pause these deliveries for a short time. In many cases you can go online to USPS.com and the website of your local newspaper and request these services as late as the day before you leave!
4. Alert Your Neighbors
It’s never a bad idea to let someone know when you’ll be gone. If you have neighbors that you trust, certainly let them know when you will be gone and leave them with plenty of ways to reach you in case of an emergency. Also, if you were unable to pause your mail and newspaper delivery service, consider asking them to collect these things for you.
5. Lock Your Valuables In a Safe
If you’ve followed all of these tips, it’s unlikely that someone will attempt or be able to get into your home. However, just in case of a break-in, we recommend locking up your most valuable items and assets inside a secure home safe.
Better Home Security = Better Vacations
Obviously, the least enjoyable part of planning a vacation is making preparations for your home. After all, who wants to think about their house while they’re supposed to be taking a break from their stressful day-to-day life and relaxing? Let the professionals help! Call your local locksmith to help with that deadbolt installation or lock upgrade you’ve been meaning to get to. We promise, your vacation will be better for it.
If you’re in the Nashville area and want to make sure your home security is up-to-par before you leave it, just give us a call! We work with customers 24/7 to find all manner of residential security solutions.