5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe while on Holidays
Who doesn’t love to go on holidays? Nobody! Everyone loves a good holiday. You get to relax and take time off work. There is not a worry in the world.
But have you ever been on holiday and worried about if you home is safe? Or if you will be coming back to a home that was broken into?
Here are five different ways to keep your home safe while on Holidays.
Check the Locks
The very first thing to do is to check all the locks in your home are up to par. What makes a bad lock? Well visually if it looks old it’s easy to break.
Another check you can do it to take a similar key to what is actually used for that particular lock and see it will open. Really old locks will open in this way.
Another thing to check is how secure the actual locking mechanism is on the outer door frame. If this could potentially be ripped off with a little force. Then the lock as a good as dead.
If you have any issues like this taking place. It’s time to replace your locks or door frames.
Make it look like Someone is Home Every Night
This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. If you were lucky enough to go on holidays as a child you might even remember your parents doing this every time you went on holidays.
- Buy a few electric timers and have some laps turn on in the evening and then turn off at an appropriate bed time. This will distract robbers who into passing by your home as that think someone is home.
- Are you friendly with your neighbors? Ask them to park in your driveway and use it as their own until you are back. This way if robbers are scoping our your place for a few days they will see a car in the drive way sometime and sometimes the car is gone. This is normal behaviors form someone who is living in the property and they will not target your home.
- Be a bit messy. If you have a porch or a front yard. Leave some kids toys out. Or leave our some gardening equipment (that has low value) in plain sight. This will give the impress someone is home and has not brought things inside for the evening.
Get a Locksmith to Provide a Home Security Audit
One of the best things you can do it to get a locksmith to attend your property to give you a home security audit. They will be able to check the windows, the doors, all your locks and a few other things that can be used as an entry point into your home.
This might be free or it might be chargeable. It just depends on the locksmith your use. For example this locksmith in Bournemouth AbacusLocksmiths.com does a free security audit at your home when you buy any of their locksmith services. Check them out on Yelp. So if you are getting your locks changed for example it might be best to ask them while they are there is they can quickly check on the security of your home.
Use a Safe
If you have a safe in the property then use it for what’s it’s meant for!
Any valuable items should be locked away like extra cash, jewelry, important documents and so on.
Use Home Security Stickers
Even if you don’t have a home security system try to get some spares from a neighbor or a friend. If a potential robber is looking at your home as a target and they see home security stickers then they will likely be deterred from breaking in as they know the alarm will go if.
It’s even better if you actually have a home security system. But just the stickers alone can be enough to put off a would be robber. Think if it this way. When you see as sign that says something like ‘beware of aggressive dog’ what do you do? Do you jump the fence and see if it was a real sign? No! You’d walk away.