Summertime is the perfect time to go on vacation. Living out your American dream can vary by person; however, whether you go on a three-day trip or a month-long vacation ensuring the security of your home while you are away is important. Unfortunately, home break-ins are at their all time high during the summer months because many homes go unsecured while homeowners are away. No one wants to come home to a rummaged home. Relax and enjoy your summer vacation with a few simple tips that will help you secure your home properly before you take off to your summer destination.
This may seem obvious, but this tip goes beyond locking the front and back doors of your home. Take a moment, before you leave to lock your windows too. If there is a will, there's a way when it comes to burglars, so be mindful to lock all points of access to your home.
With the help of a video doorbell, you will be able to see who is at your door while you are away. Video doorbell cameras have motion sensors and can record any action that occurs when you are away from your home. Using the video recordings, you can report unwanted visitors and alert your local authorities from your phone. Security systems, on the other hand, can be placed around your home rather than just your front door. With this type of surveillance, you will be able to capture the action of unwanted visitors through multiple points of access.
Social media is a great way to connect and stay in touch with friends and family, but when it comes to posting when you are away from home, your pictures can give clues to burglars that your home is vacant. It is best to post vacation photos once you return home so that you will at least be home if someone tries to break in.
An overgrown lawn is a good sign that you have not been home in a while, making your home a target for burglars. If you are going to be gone for an extended time, it would be best to make sure that you cut the grass before you leave to give the appearance that you are at home.
An overflowing mailbox lets others know that you are not home to pick it up. Arrange to have your mail paused while you are away on vacation and pick it up once you return.
Enjoy a stress-free vacation with a secure home. The American Dream is all about helping you get one step closer to living your American Dream. Learn how we can help you achieve your American dream by connecting with one of our agents.