Top Tips To Protect Your Home While On Vacation

When you initially think of sweet summertime, your mind may initially run to outdoor activities, such as beaches, vacations, swimming, and other activities that get you and your friends and families out of your house. However, a specialized report from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau found that in the summer, household property break-ins and vandalization increased by 11% compared to other seasons. While home security may not be on your mind this summer, the industry experts at Basco Security have compiled a list of our top tips to help you protect your home or business this summer.

 

How Can I Protect My Home This Summer?

 

Close & Lock Your Windows When You Leave

With the weather being more than ideal, you may feel inclined to open your windows and doors to let the fresh air into your home. However, these openings can be easily forgotten, primarily if you are focused on heading out of town or to a day at the beach. These openings for fresh air make for an easy entry route for intruders and unwanted visitors. To combat this issue, make sure you add closing and locking your windows to your checklist before you leave for your vacation.

 

Do Not Leave Expensive Items Out In Eyesight:

When you keep your windows and doors open you are allowing outside individuals the opportunity to look into your home and assess what valuable and expensive items you have in your home. Whether it is laptops, jewelry, tablets, or other items, keep them secured in locations not in plain sight of the street.

 

Install A Home Security System:

Installing a home security system is one of the best ways to protect your home this summer. Security systems, especially smart security systems, can be installed on windows, doors, garage doors, and any entry or exit points. These systems are proven to deter intruders from entering your home.

 

Install Motion Censored Lights:

The first line of defense on the perimeter of your property is installing motion-sensor lights. These lights are a fantastic security measure to include while you’re away, as they alert you or your neighbors if someone is lurking around outside. When the lights go on, they may also encourage the individual to vacate your property.

 

Let’s Protect Your Home Together This Summer!

To ensure optimal security and protect you, your family, and your friends, contact Basco Security today! At Basco, we would be thrilled to properly equip your property with all of the necessary security measures to give you peace of mind while on vacation. To learn more, contact us today by calling us directly at 781-294-4166 or by filling out our online contact form.