How to keep your home secure during your summer vacation

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Summer is the best time for long vacations, visiting friends and fun outdoor activities. It is also the ideal time for burglars.

There is a lot that goes into planning your vacation. Burglars are equally hard at work, thinking of how they will make an easy entry in your home.

While it is difficult to know whether your home will be targeted when on vacation, you should always have a plan to protect your home from an invasion before you leave.

To help you start your summer vacation right, here are a few home safety tips. These tips won’t only ward off any unwelcome guests but will also give you the peace of mind you deserve while you are away.

Talk to your neighbor

Tell your neighbor you are going away and ask them to watch your property. If you trust them enough, leave them a key they can use to enter your home in case of an emergency or even turn the lights on and off periodically.

Don’t forget to keep track of all your keys to make sure that they are in safe hands. Preferably, refrain from hiding your keys outdoors and try to carry them with you.

Lock up everything

Ensuring that all your locks are in good working order is an effortless but important task in preventing burglary.

Before you depart, make sure that all windows, doors and sliding doors are locked. Seems obvious to many, but hey, it’s these small things that we tend to forget most.

If possible also make sure you reinforce the doors with a deadbolt for maximum protection. Don’t make it easy for opportunistic burglars and you will have a high chance of finding your house in the same condition that you left it in.

Mail delivery

Nothing can tip off burglars that you are away more than a pilling up mailbox and newspapers on your front door. While it is easier to ask your mail and newspaper delivery to stop delivering temporarily, this can also give you away.

Having no mail or newspaper deliveries in a home is a clear sign that no one is at home…
 
Continue reading the article and discover more home safety tips on Daisy Linden’s blog.
 
 

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