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Summer Travel and Keeping Your Home Safe

Robber Trying to Break into a House During Your Summer VacationAre you planning to go on a vacation this summer? If that’s the case, then don’t forget to protect your home from break-ins and other vile activities while you are away. The tips below will help you keep your home safe and secure so you can have peace of mind as you enjoy your vacation. Summer travel and keeping your home safe should be a top priority during the summer months.

Let There Be Light

Burglars and intruders love operating where there’s darkness.  You can thwart their hideous plans by ensuring that every corridor in your home is well-lit, but don’t leave a kitchen or hall light on all the time. Install floodlights or motion activated lighting around the exterior of your home for extra protection.  If possible put your lights on a timer so that burglars won’t sense that you’re not home.

Unplug Everything

As a precautionary measure, make sure you unplug electronics and appliances before you leave. This help to protect your home from power surges and mishaps that could occur when the power goes out. Take proper steps to protect your home from all possible threats during the holidays.

Check Your Locks

Make sure you lock all doors and windows. Be sure all your doors and windows have working locks and that there are no extension cords running through the windows as this can prevent the windows from closing properly. Choose a high-end lock that can safely protect your home during the holidays and beyond. The best quality locks have double cylinders and are effective at preventing break-ins. Look for a well-established locksmith that is bonded and insured to install the locks in your home

Have Neighbors Check In

Even if you have your backdoor and bedroom locked, it is a good idea to have a trusted neighbor check in your home periodically to inspect that everything in place.  They can also alert you immediately if something has gone wrong or looks suspicious.

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