Keeping Your Home Secure While You're Away
12 June 2017, by Design A House Sign
It's holiday season as many people look to get away to a sunnier climate and explore somewhere new. You will more than likely have a lot of packing to do and things to sort out for while you are away, but one thing that people often forget about is keeping their home secure while they are away on holiday. Many people become concerned that their home will be a target for burglary if they leave it unattended for long periods. But there are a number of ways that you can secure your home while you are away on your holidays.
Think about appearances
If you are leaving your home for an extended period then you will want to think about how it looks to the outsider. If your lawn is already overgrown when you are getting ready to leave then you should make sure you mow it so that your garden looks maintained. Make sure that you leave your blinds and curtains open, as closed curtains during the day are the biggest tell-tale sign nobody is home. Make sure that you keep valuables out of sight so any potential burglars are not tempted to break into your home.
Ask a neighbour
If you have a neighbour that you get on with then you should ask them to keep an eye on your home. You can also ask them if they would be willing to remove any post or leaflets that are not out of sight and are on display. You might have waste collection while you are away so you can ask a neighbour if they would bring your bins in from the roadside. Getting your neighbour to look out for your home can be a great way to make sure that is secure while you are away.
Consider your home security
One thing that you should do when going on holiday is to consider your home security and if this could be improved. Think about access points to your home and any areas where burglars might try to gain access to your home. Try to avoid large shrubbery or trees near windows that could provide cover for someone looking to break into your home. There are also cheap security options for your home that include things like dummy sirens to make it appear like you have an expensive security system. You might also want to think about a security light with a sensor so that it is switched on when someone moves too close to your home.
Don’t Broadcast Your Holiday
It is important that you don’t broadcast the fact that you are on holiday to all of your friends and family, as they may also mention this to someone else. Another thing that you might want to avoid is publishing posts and photos on social media. We often have hundreds of friends on Facebook and many of those we don’t even speak to anymore. By sharing loads of posts about your holiday you are alerting people to the fact that your home is sat empty. It might be best to try and post pictures on social media a few days before you leave or when you get home.
By following these tips you can help to keep your home secure while you are on holiday. Although it is unlikely your home will be broken into, it doesn’t hurt to be safe and take precautions. This should also give you peace of mind and stop you from worrying about your home while you are away on holiday.