How to protect your home before traveling

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When preparing to go on a vacation and get a well deserved rest, people often forget or don’t care enough to protect their homes. Most of the times, nothing happens, but sometimes they are faced with bad consequences. To ensure safety and how to protect your home while away, read the following tips.

  • Remember not to keep any valuables such as important documents, jewelry and other expensive items scattered around the house. For extra security, put them in a safe or store them in the nearest bank branch in case you do not have one at home. Never leave valuables around window area that can be easily seen from the outside (especially if you live in a house).

  • Inform your neighbors that you will not be home for a while and ask them to keep an eye on your home, if it’s not too much of a burden for them, of course. However it is, give them a contact number you can be reached at, in case of an emergency.

  • Ask your friend or a relative to take care of your home while you are gone – to water the plants or feed your pets, if you have any. It is important to make sure it does not look obvious that there is no one home.

  • Before leaving, make sure you close and lock any entry to the house (windows and doors) and turn all devices off.

  • One of the most obvious signs that you are not at home for a longer period of time is the overcrowded mailbox. So, if you are subscribed to newspapers and magazines, cancel them until you return or redirect them to another address.

  • Never leave your spare keys near the front door. For greater safety, give them to a friend or a relative

  • If you have an answering machine, do not make a mistake and leave an answering message such as: “At the moment we are not home, we’ll be back in 4-5 days …” Leave it the way it is!

  • Nowadays there are many ways to confuse everyone that you are at home. For example install automatic timers for lighting to turn on and off at a specific time.

  • The other and most important way to protect your home is by installing security alarm systems. If you already have an alarm security system or surveillance cameras, make sure they work before you leave on a vacation.

These are most important tips and ways to protect your home. But the most important thing is to have a security alarm system. They are a good investment and a guarantee of complete safety of your home and your family.