Protecting Your Home While You Travel
Posted By Adrianne Anderson @ Aug 11th 2023 11:00am In: General Real Estate

Whether you like to take long weekend trips to nearby locations or go on longer international adventures, travel is a high priority for many people. But while you're away, your empty home can attract unwelcome attention. Here are a few ways you can protect your home while you travel:

Make it look like someone is home

One of the most effective ways to deter burglars is to make it appear like someone is home. Leave on a light or two or set up timers for lights, or use a smart home system to control lights, TVs and appliances.

Ask someone to check on your home

Friends and neighbors are a useful resource for protecting your home while you're away. They can collect your mail, water your plants and report any suspicious activity to the police. If you have a pet, you may want to hire a pet sitter to visit once or twice a day. Or consider a trusted house sitter if you're gone for an extended time.

Secure doors and windows

Make sure all your doors and windows are locked before you leave. Consider installing deadbolts or other security devices if you haven't already.

Don't advertise your time away

Avoid announcing your travel plans on social media. The internet isn't as private as it should be, and would-be thieves can use this information to case homes in the area.

Invest in a home security system

A home security system can alert you and the authorities in case of a break-in or other emergency. And there are so many options available today, including simple systems that your smartphone can control.

Are you looking for ways to secure your home while you are away? Call us today to learn more about available options for homeowners.

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