Get a Home Monitoring System.
Home security is absolutely essential and there’s many options to choose from, so make sure you opt for one that fits your home. Some home security systems even allow you to view live video remotely from your phone, so you can see what’s happening in real-time.
Keep a Low Profile on Social Media.
It’s well-known that you shouldn’t advertise vacations online (or anywhere, for that matter) before taking off your trip, but maybe even more importantly is double-checking your social media sites to ensure your address is not readily available to anyone seeking it.
Delete any past posts, party invites, or Facebook events that may include your phone number as well, as its all too easy to do a quick Google search and link a phone number to an address!
This small investment is well worth your peace of mind!
Keep up on Regular Home Maintenance.
Do you normally have gardeners keep up your lawn and landscaping? Weekly visits from the pool guy? Keep these schedules. If any potential thief is staking out houses, they’ll notice if something is off.
Install an Outdoor Sensor Light.
It’s simple install for those of you who aren’t tech-savvy. Motion-sensor flood lights can also prove to be useful year-round for general home security whether you’re home or not, and often are equipped with technology to have them turn off and on at certain times of the day.
We also highly recommend setting up a few timers for your indoor lights. Giving the impression that someone is home every night could deter those unwanted guests.
Some people say they don’t want to know whats going on when they are away from home! Yet some customers cant switch off and want to keep an eye on their family and properties!
Leave a Key with a Friend or Family Member.
While you can put a hold on newspapers and mail, you can’t predict when random flyers or forgotten Amazon orders will be left at the front door. By having a trusted friend or family member stop by every day or two, you can avoid unexpected deliveries being left out and also have normal routines (watering plants, taking out the wheelie bin) carried out. Don’t forget to compensate them for their help!
Personally we wouldn’t be without watching our property whilst away, it does feel like you are not totally switching off from reality, but we would rather know and feel better that all is well.
Advertise your Security.
Having a security system will most definitely deter burglars, so advertise it! Place these stickers near your most obvious and accessible entry points like your front and back door, as well as side doors off your garage.