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While it is exciting to go on well-deserved breaks from work and life, what happens when you return home to a trashed and empty house? An unguarded house feels like an open buffet line for thieves and burglars. So before you go on a long trip away from home, be sure to take these steps to protect your humble abode from far away.
Don’t Announce Your Vacation Online
It feels terrific to post amazingly captured photos during a vacation. Leaving your home unmanned is already a risk, how do you think it feels when you publicly announce that all of your belongings are up for grabs? Broadcasting that you are on vacation leaves your home vulnerable to theft. So be sure to keep your beautiful vacation photos to yourself until you’ve returned home.
Also, keep in mind the people who know you are away. Make sure that those people who know are ones you can trust.
Install Home Security Features
A home monitoring system strengthens your home security. Installing live-video security cameras inside and outside your residence gives you a chance to enjoy your trip. A system which directs live feed to your smartphone or laptop gives you peace of mind.
Burglar alarms help alert neighbors and the monitoring services company of an intruder. Burglar alarms come hand-in-hand with a home monitoring system.
Create Human Presence
It is possible to deceive potential thieves by creating a human presence inside your home. Leaving some lights and appliances on will keep an intruder at bay. Another option is asking a trusted neighbor or relative to watch over the house. Hiring someone to mow your lawn is a clear-cut sign for thieves to think twice about stealing.
Bolster Your Home
Should the tips mentioned above fail, you can make sure that the intruders have a tough time breaking into your home. Add extra layers to all entry points including the garage, windows, basement windows, alternative doors, backyard sliding doors, etc. While most thieves hesitate to enter through the front door, adding an extra lock for safety makes it unadvisable.
Hide Spare Keys and Valuables
Thieves know the familiar places where resident owners keep their spare keys. Collect your extra keys and give it to a trusted family member or store them in your safe. If an intruder manages to bypass all of the safety features and make it inside your house, be sure to keep all of your valuables stored in a safe as well.
Protecting your home while on vacation is always better than leaving it unguarded. To move one step further, buy home insurance to cover for your losses from a possible break-in.
At Rick Case Insurance Agency, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. We make sure to go the extra mile to help you with your needs. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (405) 722-5556 or Click Here to request a free quote.