5 Ways to Secure Your Home While You Are Away
Article by PJ.MacCormac
Installing a security system with a monitored alarm is one way to secure you’re home while you are way, but remember there are many more ways for you to protect your property.
The best home security strategy incorporates a monitored home security system plus a handful of precautions that you can take at little or no additional cost to you. Lets briefly look at those sometimes-overlooked strategies for securing your property.
Home Security tips when you are away:
* Cancel your paper and magazine deliveries to your home while you are away. Nothing says ‘burgle me’ like a stack of newspapers on your doorstep.*You can also have your mail diverted or held for you at your local post office for the duration of your vacation. A bundle of letters and bills in your hall may be easy for a prospecting burglar to spot.*If you’re going away for a prolonged period your garden will soon become overgrown and unkempt looking. This could signal to a burglar that your home is vacant and worth further inspection. Hire a local handy-person to keep your lawn cut and the garden generally tidy.*Lighting (or the lack of it) can be a dead give away to burglars that nobody is home. This problem is easily overcome by connecting lamps to timer switches that can be set to automatically control your home lighting.Don’t tell everyone and their dog about your vacation details. You never know who’s listening or who they pass the information on to. Keep Under The Burglar Radar
Just remember, the golden rule is don’t draw attention to your empty dwelling. Don’t think it won’t happen to you.
Take a few precautions to make it look like your home is occupied while you are away. This may help ensure you stay off the burglar’s radar and keep your home safe in your absence.
One More Important Thing…
The tips in this article will go a long way to preventing your home from being targeted by burglars, but remember to fit a home alarm security monitor that will sound an alarm or automatically contact the authorities should a break in occur.
To find out more about what you can do to secure your home and family against intruders check out Home Security System Kits..
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