Install Additional Locks
On obvious point, but ensure that you lock up all your doors and windows before setting off on your vacation. Identify latches that are weak. Repair such latches and locks if they are wearing off. Install locks if needed and, you can even consider installing secondary locks for added security.
Secure Your Property
You should secure your property not just when you’re on vacation. Increase your home’s security by erecting tall fences. You can also plan your home security well in advance and in an inexpensive way. Strategically plant tall trees and plants bordering your property so that nobody can look through them into your property or try to break-in.
Unsubscribe the Services
You can unsubscribe from monthly or weekly services such as the newspapers and mails for the duration when you will be on vacation. A pile of newspapers at your doorstep and mails in your mailbox can signal the burglars that your home is unoccupied.
Create an Illusion of Occupancy
Another effective way to keep your home safe is by creating an illusion that your home is occupied and not vacant. Trim your lawn just before leaving and ask your neighbors to maintain your lawn for you in your absence. Keep the blinds open. Set timers on the interior lights to make your home look occupied.
Don’t announce that you are going on a vacation on social media or even verbally. The more people know that you will be away and your home will be vacant, the higher the chances of burglary and break-ins.
Lastly, ask your neighbors, relatives, and friends to keep an eye on your property and be alert. This is one of the best ways to protect your home when you are away. For more such home safety tips, you can talk to our real estate experts.