Keeping Your Home Safe When you Travel

Keeping Your Home Safe When you Travel

Lock Doors
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you don’t want to leave your home unprotected while you’re away. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to keep your home safe when you’re gone.
One of the easiest ways to deter burglars is to make your house look occupied. That means making sure it looks clean, well-maintained, and like you’re actually home.

Lock Windows
A home is only as secure as its weakest point, and windows are one of the most common entry points for burglars. By locking your windows, you can deter criminals from breaking in and prevent them from seeing any valuables inside the house.
Window pin locks, which are like chain locks for doors, are simple to install and cost little. They work well with single hung, double hung and sliding windows.

Security Systems
Having a home security system can be an important part of keeping your home safe. It can deter burglars and thieves, alert authorities when a break-in happens, and give you peace of mind while you’re away.
Depending on the system you choose, you can also control lights, locks, thermostats and more remotely. They can be set on schedule so that they turn on and off in the exact time you want them to, giving you even more peace of mind while you’re away.

Turn Lights off
When you leave your home, it is important to turn off the lights. This can help you save energy and money, as well as protect your home.
The cost effectiveness of turning off the lights depends on the type of light bulb and the price of electricity. Incandescent bulbs are the least efficient and should be turned off whenever they aren’t being used.

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