4 Ways To Keep Your Vacation Home Secure

4-ways-to-keep-your-vacation-home-secureHaving a vacation home is an ideal place that you can go to unwind. It is a great investment that you have made and many times you worry about the home when you are away.  It is possible to keep your vacation home secure and prevent any trespassing, vandalism or even burglary when you are away, and you have no one to take care of it.  Technology has made it possible to secure your home and not worry much while away.

Four ways that you can keep your vacation home secure include:

1. Installing a smart security system

This is the best way to secure your home and to prevent theft even before it happens.  It involves installing cameras that will send a real-time video that you can check even when you are far away. You can connect the camera to your computer, tablet or smartphone and get to watch what is happening in your home and around it.  It notifies you when something goes wrong, and you can arm and disarm the alarm from wherever you are, and you don’t have to give your access code to many people.   You can have the security system monitored by a live call center 24/7, and this enables you to send out any emergency services if need be.

2. Secure all doors and windows

Most burglars use the window to gain access into the house, so it is important to secure them with locks especially the ones on the ground level.  You may put a pin or nail into the inside of the frame, and this prevents the window from opening.  On the door locks, install a deadbolt, and this will prevent burglars from opening the doors easily.  You may install smart lock where you don’t need a key to open or close the door or leave the key behind so that other people can access the home when you are not around

3. Know the neighbors and make friends

This is your second home, so get to know the people who live around you and find someone who you can trust to look after your home while you are away. Let them know that you will be visiting the home so they should keep an eye on the house and alert the police of any suspicious activities when you are away. It is difficult for burglars to break into areas where there are close-knit neighbors.  Neighbors may also help prepare the home for you before you come for your vacation or if any bad weather is coming. You don’t need to leave a key behind, but invest in smart locks where you can unlock the door for them.

4. Make your home look as if someone is home

A home that looks vacant is an invitation to theft so make sure that your home looks like someone is living there. You may have the lights programmed to go on and off at certain times so that the house isn’t dark at all times, keep the yard maintained and bushes cleared.  This will convince would-be burglars that there is someone in the house, deterring them from any thoughts of breaking in.

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