Vacation season is almost over, however, those who worked throughout the whole summer, are heading to resorts in Autumn. If you’re one of them, don’t rush leaving your house just yet. Research shows that burglars are very much attracted to houses of vacationing people. So if you don’t want to come back to the burgled house you need to consider some things. In this blog, we give you a few recommendations to protect your home while on vacation.
Get a Monitoring System
Purchasing a home monitoring system will provide you with the ability to see what’s going on at your house while you’re on vacation. Digital security cameras allow you to monitor everything in real-time. Such cameras can be connected to your smartphone or a PC, so you can monitor everything from the distance.
Leave a Spare Key
Leaving a spare key to a trusted person such as a neighbor or a friend is a great idea. This person can stop by your house every couple of days and check if everything seems okay. What’s more, in case you notice something strange on the monitoring system, you can ask them to call the police and make sure that your property isn’t under threat. If you don’t have an extra key try to get one made by a locksmith before you go on a vacation.
Hold Your Mail
Overstuffed mailboxes give away the fact that you’ve been out of the city for a while. Burglars always check mailbox first to find out whether you are in or out. So before traveling, ask your friend to stop by your house daily and collect your mail and newspapers. If this isn’t an option, contact your newspaper service to stop deliveries and fill out a mail-hold form.
Keep Valuables Safe
If you have a big amount of cash, jewelry and important documents kept in your house. Make sure you store them in a reliable place, such as safe. Small safes are very affordable on the market, however, if you can’t buy one, store your valuables in an unusual place (bathroom closet, etc).
Secure Your Locks
Damaged and old locks compromise your security. Before you go on vacation make sure your locks are in great shape. Get a locksmith to repair malfunctioning locks and replace ones that are beyond repair. For additional security, it would be great if you tighten lock screws. When the lock screws are unfastened, burglars find it extremely easy to take the lock apart and access your property.
If you follow these 5 tips on ways to protect your home while on vacation, we guarantee that you’ll be able to fully enjoy your vacation without worrying about criminals. If you need a locksmith to help you secure your locks or get a key duplication, contact Royal Locksmith. We operate on a 24/7 basis. What’s more, our services are fully mobile – serving all areas in New York.