There is nothing better than heading out on a dream vacation to a fun destination, leaving the cold behind, and saying hello to the sunshine! However, with vacation comes nervousness about leaving your home unattended, questioning whether you made the right safety choices to protect your home and your belongings. That is why we have compiled a list of a few extra security measures that will make your house more secure all while giving you peace of mind, and allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation without worry.

6 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation:

Invest in a Security System You Can Monitor

A monitored security system is a great first line of defense in terms of home security, not just while you are on vacation but in everyday life as well. Homes that are installed with a security system are proven to be beneficial in preventing home break-ins. If you are looking for security system installation services for your home, look no further! Basco Security has fully trained technicians for camera installations and surveillance. No matter what you need in video surveillance, we offer discreet, stylish, and aesthetically pleasing high-quality cameras that are sure to make your home feel and look safe!


Pause Mail Service

An overflowing mailbox or packages scattered on your front porch are telltale signs of not being home. Asking your mail carrier to stop dropping off mail for a short period of time or having a trusted neighbor or friend come by and pick up your mail is a great idea. 


Leave Your Car Visible

If you are leaving your car behind during your vacation, park it in your driveway. Having a car, or vehicle parked outside your home is a great way to give the impression that your home isn’t empty and that someone is there.


Hide and Lock Up Your Valuables

Do not leave your treasured items out and vulnerable for people to see and possibly take. This is an extra safety precaution to have just in case somebody is able to find their way through your thorough security measures. To have extra peace of mind you should have your expensive or sentimental items locked away in a safe, hidden lockbox, or other secure space.


Do Not Hide Your Key

Do not leave a key hidden outside your property, under a doormat, or in a mailbox! These are generic hiding spots that are likely to be found quickly but potential intruders.


Install Lights

Installing motion-activated sensor lights is a quick and easy way to alert you when you are not home. They are cost-effective and simple to install. They work by switching on when someone walks up to your home. 


If you are in need of professional home security assistance or have any questions about protecting your home while on vacation, give us a call today! The team at Basco Security would love to help you with anything you may need to keep your home safe!


Contact Basco Security Today!

If you are in search of the perfect home security system, look no further! Basco Security, Inc. is a name you can trust to take care of you and your family! Our family-owned and operated company has been serving Massachusetts homes and businesses along the East Coast since 1960. We specialize in camera systems, fire alarm systems, intrusion alert systems, and alarm screens and would be happy to install one in your home or property today! Give us a call today at 781-294-4166 or fill out our online contact form, we look forward to hearing from you soon!