How to Protect Your Home While You’re Away

The trouble with protecting your home is that you cannot always be there to avoid burglars to try to break into your property. Although you may think that intruders will only target luxurious apartments in fancy neighbourhoods, your house may be in danger at this exact moment.

If you are finally going on vacation, protecting your house should be your top priority. To help you sleep peacefully without worrying and dreaming of intruders stealing your valuables, you should invest in one of the latest home security systems available on the market.

Nevertheless, even the best alarm cannot be completely effective if you don’t take into account a few things. When in doubt on how to protect your house, always remember: technology, together with common sense, can really make the difference and avoid many troubles. 

Don’t leave your house alone

You must never leave your children or your pets alone in your home for an extended time. Similarly, if you are going away for a while, you can ask a friend to visit once in a while to check if everything is ok. On the other hand, you don’t want to make it too obvious. If your neighbours see someone checking on your house every day, they will soon understand that you are not at home.

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Avoid bragging about your next trip

We all know that you have worked hard to deserve your upcoming trip to Hawaii. You are so happy about it that you cannot wait to share the news with all your friends, including the ones you know online. However, this may not be ideal. 

You’d be surprised to know how many break-ins happen because the homeowner accidentally made everybody know that he wasn’t going to be in for a while. When you post details of your future plans on your socials, you are sharing with many people the exact dates when your house is going to be unoccupied. 

Try to avoid sharing this kind of information on the Internet, even with your closest friends. Similarly, when you are home, don’t post pictures of your house that may reveal hiding or weak spots.

Don’t leave the light always on

It is a common belief that one should always leave the light on in his house when he is away so that intruders will believe that someone is home. On the contrary, this is one of the worst methods to avoid break-ins.

Just think about it. Would you normally leave your lights always on when you are home? If the answer is no, then there is no reason why you should do that when you are away. If your lights are always on, this will raise suspicion after a couple of days. Most importantly, this is not environmentally friendly, and your next bill will be horrible. 

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Hide your valuables

You don’t necessarily need to buy a safe to hide your valuables. For example, if you have just purchased an expensive laptop, you should not share the news with your friends on the Internet. Similarly, you don’t want people to notice any valuable thing that you own by looking in your house through your window while you are away.

If you are not going to be home for a while, you should find a secure place to store your items. As a general rule, they should always be out of sight anytime they are not in use. You just don’t want any casual visitor to your home to notice them.

You should also be very careful when storing personal documents. If burglars have access to your personal data, they can steal your identity or sell your information to someone else. Furthermore, avoid writing down your personal passwords on a post-it on your fridge.

Always protect your home

Of course, you don’t need to spend every hour of your life in your house. You deserve to go on vacation, spend some time with your family and friends on even on your own. On the other hand, you cannot just leave your house and hope for the best. You must always put all your effort into protecting your place as much as you would do with your loved ones.

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