Home Security Tips When You Are Away
Secure your home when away with these home security tips. An empty house is a tempting target for a burglar. Keep your house looking the same whether you are home or away.
Follow these simple home security tips to help you keep your home safe when you are not there:
1, Ask a neighbor to watch the house. Have them report any suspicious activity
2, Have good locks on all doors and windows, and USE THEM! Don’t forget to close and lock garage doors and windows. Secure storage sheds, attic entrances and gates.
3, Leave a vacation address, telephone number and itinerary with a neighbor in case of an emergency.
4, Have someone you trust stay at your home while you’re away, if possible.
5, Ask a trusted friend or relative to care for pets in your home instead of boarding them.
6, Never leave house keys hidden outside.
7, Arrange for a neighbor to pick up mail, newspapers and packages if possible instead of stopping deliveries.
8, Turn the bell or ringer on telephones down low. A ringing phone can give away your absence.
9, Have all your phone calls forwarded to your cell phone. Some burglars call ahead to see if someone is home.
10, Never announce absences on answering machine messages or on a note on the door.
11, Arrange for someone to mow the lawn, rake leaves, shovel snow and maintain the yard.
12, Ask a neighbor to put your garbage can out on a normal delivery days and put it back after pick up.
13, Plug in timers to turn lights and radio or television on. Play it loud enough to be heard outside.
14, Install motion sensor lights near entrances instead of leaving lights on. Make sure they are high enough to not be disconnected or broken.
15, Leave blinds, shades, curtains i a normal position. Never close them unless that is what you do when you’re home.
16, Keep valuables such as electronics and artwork out of sight from windows.
17, Ask a neighbor to occasionally park a car at your home or driveway as you normally would. Vehicles parked outside should be moved occasionally to appear that they are being used.
18, Tell your local law enforcement about your plans.
19, Check your insurance policy to make sure you are covered if you will be away for more than 30 days.
20, Get an alarm system installed. Set the alarm system.
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