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Summer Security Tips
While the summer season is winding down and summer vacations are being planned, burglars are patiently waiting for homeowners to make the simple mistakes that give them the opportunity to burglarize your home. The U.S. Justice Department reports that burglaries spike 11% in the summer. Keeping your home and valuables safe might be taken for granted when you're sunbathing somewhere on the beach. Home Security System is an easy problem solver but if you cannot afford to install it, make sure you followed these tips to protect your home before you go.
1. Lock your doors and windows.
As simple as this sounds, sometimes people forget to double check that every door and window in their home is locked and secure before they head out on their trip. About 30% of all home break-ins in the U.S. are through an open door or window. Don’t forget the doggie and cat doors.
2. Leave a few lights on.
If getting a house sitter isn’t an option for you, then consider leaving on a few lights throughout the house so that it looks like someone is home. Installing timers to your indoor lights will always make it look like someone is home. Take it one step further and set an alarm for your radio to let the music play while you are away.
3. Install motion sensor lighting around entrances.
Adding extra lighting with motion detectors could deter a criminal before they even make it to the house. Install these at entrances and especially dark corners of your home.
Make it look like someone is at home. Have family and friends water plants and pick up the newspapers and door hangers or flyers. Don't put off mowing the lawn either. Cut the grass before you leave and have it cut while you're gone.
One easy way to tell if someone isn’t home is to just notice the pile of newspapers on the front lawn or the overflow of mail pouring from the mailbox. Turning off your mail service or having a trusted neighbor pick up your mail if you’re going to be gone awhile is a great way to deter thieves. The United States Postal Service will hold your mail from 3 to 30 days, and it doesn't cost you a thing.
Turn off your garage door so a thief can't open it with a universal remote.
Disconnect the power to some of your electronics, to save you money and remove the worry that left them on by mistake.
8. Don’t post your vacation on social media.
You might be “friends” with several people through social media, but how well do you really know them? This is a question to keep in mind while you are on vacation and thinking about posting status updates to all of your “friends”.
Wait until the vacation is over before you head to social media to make your friends jealous. Don't post or allow family members to post your vacation plans on social media. The less information you put out, the less likely it will get to the wrong people.
Just follow these easy tips while you’re on your summer vacation, and you’ll enjoy your trip knowing that you took all the proper measures to ensure your home stays safe and secure while you’re away.
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