Updated: Mar 12
Install Added Security Features, Cameras, Smart deadbolts, windows bolts
Installing a home security system and Smart deadbolts, interior and exterior camera system even just exterior lights that run on timers and Sensors is a good way to ramp up security around your property and make your house safer whether you're around or not. One of the nice things about these features is that they're working when you're awake, asleep, on vacation or hosting an outdoor event
They fade into the background as far as you're concerned, but still make your property less attractive to opportunistic thieves.
Pull the Plug on Electronics Your unattended GPS can give thieves a map to your home. Disconnecting the power to some of your electronics, like your desktop computer, coffee pot and television can save you money while you're gone and eliminate the worry that you've accidentally left them on by mistake. Turning off your garage door is also an effective way to keep thieves from opening it with a universal remote. Oh, and don't leave a portable GPS in your car when you use long-term parking at the airport. It'll alert thieves that you're not home and give them a convenient map to your house.
This seems so obvious, but hey, it's easy to forget. If you keep a window unlocked to allow the cat easy access, or never bother to turn the deadbolt on the kitchen door, now's the time to clean up your act. Locking your home makes it less attractive to opportunistic burglars. If you don't make it easy, there's a better chance that when you get home, your house will be in the same condition as when you left it. make a checklist of all the doors and windows in your house and double check them. If any of the locks are old or faulty, contact a ISD Locksmith to replace them before you leave. And consider adding updated deadbolts for an added layer of security. Having new locks and deadbolts will also give you peace of mind when you get home. Keep Eyes on Your Property Even if you stop newspaper delivery and mail service, there are still some gotchas that can make it obvious that you're not around. How about those fliers that peddlers leave on your doorknob, or those periodic yellow page book deliveries? because you can't plan for every contingency, have someone in the area check your house periodically. Whether it's a neighbor or relative, nothing beats having a person check the premises every day or two while you're gone. Hey, while they're there, they can water the.