Taking a vacation is meant to give you a break and a chance to destress from your everyday routine. Whether you’re on the beach or in the mountains, you should be able to enjoy your trip without having to worry about the security of your home. To ensure that your trip away from home goes as planned, we’re sharing three of our best tips to help secure your home while on vacation.
Lock Everything and Check it Twice
Although it may seem like the most obvious answer, it is one of the most commonly forgotten things. Doors and windows are often the most vulnerable entry points to a home, and typically, intruders will take advantage of an easy and convenient entrance. When a door or window is left unlocked, it just makes it that much easier for a passerby to take advantage of the opportunity.
Before leaving for your trip, walk through every room of your home and make sure that any entry points are securely closed and locked. If you have doors or windows with an additional layer of protection, such as security screens, ensure that those are locked as well before hitting the road.
Make it Look Like You’re Still Home
You may only be away on vacation for a day, but it makes it more susceptible to a break-in if someone knows your home is empty. Intruders will typically try to find targets that make it easiest for them to get in and out. If they notice that your car is gone or your mail has built up, they could assume that you might be away. No matter how long you plan on being away on vacation, there are a few things that you can do to give the illusion that someone is still in your home:
- Use your lights – a dark home is a typical sign that no one is home. Using timers on your lighting while away can help give the illusion someone is still there.
- Leave a car in the driveway – If you have an additional vehicle or aren’t traveling with yours, leaving it parked in your driveway can be an effective way to make potential burglars think you’re home.
- Talk to your friends or neighbors – If there is someone close to you that you can ask to check in on your home, we strongly recommend doing so. Even if they only come once a day to check your mail, the activity in your home can make it seem like there is still someone there regularly.
- Take down your wall calendar – Calendars are great for keeping your family on a schedule, but they can also be a way for someone to see if you are home or not. If you can see your calendar from the outside, so can a potential burglar.
Share Your Vacation Plans After Getting Back Home
In order to keep your home and belongings secure while on vacation, we recommend waiting until you get home to post about your trip. By waiting until you get home to post about your trip, you can still share the experiences you had with your loved ones without worrying about the possibility of someone taking advantage of you being gone.
Travel Without Limits
When you feel peace of mind, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. At Crimsafe, our security screens are put through rigorous testing to ensure you can feel confident that your home will be secure. Each of our security screens is custom-made in order to be a perfect fit for your doors and windows so you can enjoy having a safe and secure home without sacrificing style. Contact one of our dealers today and discover how they can help prepare your home for your next vacation with a Crimsafe Security Screen!