If you like to travel, it’s likely that home security is a concern of yours. Nothing ruins a trip quite like getting home to find that someone has broken into your home and stolen your valuables. Going on a trip is expensive enough but coming home to see that your extra money and favorite items are missing is often a devastating moment for travelers.
However, the situation isn’t hopeless or bleak. Travelers have options when it comes to keeping their homes safe. Here are a few security tips for frequent travelers.
Monitor the Property
The best way to monitor your property is with a home security system that has video recording capability. The cost of such a system can far outweigh the cost of a major burglary. However, you can always get a neighbor to watch your place or a friend who’s willing to stay in the home while you’re gone. If aren’t lucky enough to have someone you trust, a home security system is the way to go.
Making the Property Look Occupied
A mailbox stuffed with letters or a yard littered with newspapers is inviting to a potential burglar. Stopping your regular deliveries can be useful in preventing a break-in. Also, timing devices make it possible for your lights to come on at night, or your TV to play throughout the day. Another way to disguise the fact that nobody is home is to have a neighbor park an extra vehicle in your driveway.
Refraining from the Release of Information
You should only disclose information about a planned trip to relatives, close associates, or trusted neighbors. The public posting of such information can only serve as an invitation to someone with other plans.
Removing Items That Could be Useful to Burglars
Don’t leave important things out for criminals to see. Remove your GPS unit from your car if you plan to leave it parked for an extended period. If stolen, a GPS unit could provide access to a person’s location. In addition to your GPS, make sure there aren’t any visible electronics hanging out in your car. It’s even a good idea to stash that extra change you leave in your car for emergencies. Sadly, cars have been broken into for less. If you’re worried, you can also get a camera to keep an eye on your car. Automated devices let you know when your car is broken into.
Preparing for a Disaster
Disasters can occur when residents are away from home, which is why essential documents or copies of the same items should be kept in a secure place, even when residents are home. A safety deposit box at the nearest bank is always the best place to keep insurance policies and records of valuable items.
More than three million burglaries occur in the United States every year, with most of these crimes occurring when the affected property is unoccupied. A few necessary measures can help ensure that frequent travelers have only good memories when they get home.
Home Security Installation
Installing or upgrading your home security system is essential when you are a frequent traveler. Not only can they prevent the opportunity of a break-in, but they can protect your home in the case of a disaster and contact authorities.
Hi-Tech Security has over 12 years helping South Florida residents protect their home from burglars and disasters alike. We use a combination of closed-caption television (CCTV) cameras and smart home automation to ensure the safety of your valuables.
We provide high-quality services and use only the best technology for your home. All of our installers are low-voltage contractors and abide by the standards of the National Electric Code (NEC). We also offer lifetime technical support on all installations.
Contact our expert installers at (954) 394-2292 to get your free installation quote today.