Summer is peak season for vacations and traveling, which means more time leaving your home unattended.
Whether you plan on being away from home for a few nights or you’re going on a month-long trip, there are a few things you can do to make sure your property is safe while you’re gone. If it is evident that no one is in your home for several days at a time, your property and belongings may become the target of a burglar. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can ensure your home goes unnoticed in the event anyone is casing the area.
Install Security Lights
Many people believe that leaving lights on in their home the entire time they are gone will thwart criminals. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If someone notices the same lights are on every day and night, it may become apparent that no one is home. In addition, this can result in costing you a lot of money on your electrical bills. Instead, you can purchase a switch timer and program your lights to go on and off at different times. You can use timers for both your exterior and interior
lights, and you can even get sensors that program your lights to come on if anyone walks on your property.
Keep Vacation Information Private
Posting on social media about your vacation is also another way that criminals may learn you aren’t home. Announcing to the world that your home will be empty for the next week is sure to draw a little bit of attention, so try to keep it under wraps. Of course, you will want to share your travels with friends and family but be mindful of what details you share on the internet.
Finally, asking a friend to check in on your property a few times while you are away is a great way to protect your home from burglars. This may be essential if you have pets or houseplants that need to be taken care of.
Follow these tips and you can rest easy knowing your property is safe during your next vacation!