If you are planning a trip with your family or friends in the near future, you want to make sure that your home is safe when you are away. Before you pack your bags and get in the car to the bus station, train station or airport, consider these tips:
- Use smart technology to your advantage.
- Do not broadcast your travel plans all over the Internet.
- Get your family or friends to keep an eye on your property.
- Use locks on doors and windows.
Even if you aren’t home, you can monitor your home remotely by smartphone, laptop or tablet. If you have a security system in place, you can see what’s going on on your home and receive alerts. As well, you can save money on your bills. If you have smart technology that allows you to make changes to the heating/air conditioning or lighting systems in your home.
We know you are excited about your trip, but sometimes you put yourself at risk by letting everyone know about your travel plans. If you have your social media accounts open to the public, it is extremely important to keep your plans under wraps. Tell the people close to you, but otherwise, keep it to yourself. Try not to tag yourself or your whereabouts at every stop, wait until you are back to upload the majority of photos.
While out of sight, out of mind is an easy mentality to have when it comes to your home, it’s also a dangerous one. It becomes harder each day that goes by after a burglary for police to find out who did it, and if you’re the victim of a robbery while you’re away, you might not come home to find out until weeks after it happened. Having someone check on your property every now and then will ensure that your home is always protected, and any that wrongdoings will be spotted immediately.
This is a simple and basic way to deter burglars from your property. The average burglar will take no more than one minute trying to break into your house. By having locks on all entry ways (doors and windows), you make it harder for them to break in and take your valuables. It is also important to keep your valuables out of sight – store them in a secure space and use curtains so they cannot see directly into your home.
Speak with a specialist at Canadian Security Professionals to decide which services and products are best for your home. We serve Ontario and British Columbia by providing top notch surveillance systems to keep you and your family safe from harm.