Home security has always been an annoying question especially before planning a long holiday or vacation.
Especially in today’s time when robbers are turning extra smart and technology savvy. Here we give several tips which you can adapt to protect your homes from being burgled, or from the theft of any types. There are plenty of steps you can take to secure your home and property and stay green while you’re gone.
Get a sitter for your house
A vacant house is more vulnerable to burglars in comparison to an occupied one. When you plan your outing ( especially Long vacation) ask any of your friend or a trusted college student to stay at your place. Also alternatively you can hire a sitter who can also do the keeping of your home plants & pets.
Tell the neighbors
In India, it is rightly said that neighbors are closest relatives & this is the times when being a good neighbor pays off. Tell your neighbors when you’ll be gone and ask them to keep an eye on. The more watchful eyes, the better. You might ask a next-door neighbor to park a car in your driveway to give the illusion of someone at home.
Don’t leave a light on.
A single light – say, above the kitchen sink or in the corner of the living room — constantly burning not only wastes energy, it acts as a “burglar beacon,” telling crooks no one is home.
Alarm and Light security systems
Common sense, use of anti-burglar alarm makes life easier. Be it the time when you are busy vacationing or in regular life, use it. Install exterior motion-detector lighting, especially in the side yard and the backyard
Sliding doors of your house shouldn’t slide
If your house has sliding doors, you’ll want to use a supplemental lock. It’s easy to recycle or reuse broomsticks, wood closet rods, and even PVC pipe by laying them in the door track to secure a sliding door.
Installation of a wrought iron security door over the front door of your house not only discourages burglars it encourages natural climate control. A wrought iron security door allows you to live the front door open for cross ventilation, decreasing demands on your air conditioner.
Keep on the grass
If you have a lawn service, maintain your regular schedule of service. Nothing says, “Please break in,” like an overgrown lawn. If you do it yourself, hire a neighborhood kid to cut your grass while you’re away.
Make sure you tell newspaper vendor to suspend delivery for the time you are away reason being its an open invitation to the burglars given by heap of newspapers at the door. Nothing says, “Please break in,” like a pile of papers in the driveway. Also, suspend mail delivery while you’re gone.