Summer has officially begun! Despite all of the fun associated with the warm weather, your home’s security is at its greatest risk. Here are some tips for how to stay safe this season.

If you are going on a vacation, don’t post about it on social media. While it may be tempting to let everyone know about your fun trip, in the age of technology, burglars could be watching for your whereabouts. A photo at the beach means an open house, and a tech-savvy burglar might take advantage of that. Nothing will ruin a fun trip like coming home to an intrusion. While you’re away, stop mail and newspaper deliveries. If you don’t have time to pause deliveries, have a trusted friend pick them up every day. Your neighbors may appreciate that your house looks lived in and occupied, and not like an open invitation.

You should always make sure to keep your valuables out of sight from windows. Especially if you do not have curtains or high hedges, leaving items a burglar might be able to sell is a huge risk. Windows are also a key target entry point to your home. Make sure you keep doors and windows locked, even if you’re just going out for twenty minutes. There’s no point in making it easier for intruders to enter your home, and the ease of mind will help you, too. If your doors are hollow or made of weak material, consider replacing them with solid wood or metal doors.

Summer is the season associated with fun outdoor activities, from the beach to vacations. The most efficient way you can protect your family and home during the summer is by installing a home security system. To receive a free estimate, contact Basco Security today at 781-294-4166 or by filling out our online contact form.