Going for a long holiday, and want to make sure your house is safe from burglars? Here are a few tips to ensure your residence is secure and you can have total piece of mind.
Use Wall Socket Timers
A popular use of this inexpensive device is to plug it into a lamp so it will go on and off at certain times of the day. You can take it one step further by adding sound into the equation. Attach the timer to a TV or radio so it will go on at certain times in the day or night, and no one will be the wiser.
Suspend Your Newspapers
If newspapers are delivered to your doorstep, suspend the subscription in the period while you’re gone. Nothing says ‘ gone on holiday’ more than a big pile of unread newspapers in the front porch.
Make Friends With Your Neighbors
A good neighbor can be invaluable when you’re on holiday. They can report suspicious activity, and keep an eye out for you, so make friends with the people living next door, and inform them when you’re going on holiday. Of course, return the favor when they go on a trip as well!