If you are like most people, you only spend a portion of the year at your primary residence. The rest of the time, it sits vacant. While this may be convenient for you, it can also be an easy target for burglars. If you want to protect your home while you’re not there, follow these tips!
Install a security system.
Keep your home well lit.
Burglars don’t like to be seen, so keep your home well-lit at night. Install motion-sensor lights around the perimeter of your property, and make sure all your exterior lights are working properly.
Trim back trees and bushes.
Burglars like to hide in tall shrubs and trees, so keep them trimmed back so they can’t provide cover for criminals.
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Keep your lawn mowed.
A well-maintained lawn will make your home look occupied, even when it’s not. Make sure to keep the grass trimmed and the leaves raked up.
Set a timer on your lights.
If you’re going to be away from home for an extended period, set a timer on your lights so they come on and off at random intervals. This will make it look like someone is home, even when there’s no one there.
Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on things.
If you have a trusted neighbor, ask them to keep an eye on your property while you’re gone. They can help collect your mail, water your plants, and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
Remove valuables from the home.
If you’re not going to be at home, it’s a good idea to remove any valuable items from the property. This will make it less likely for burglars to target your home.
Should you turn off the water in your home while you are not there?
If you’re going to be away from your home for an extended period, it’s a good idea to turn off the water. This will help prevent any leaks or flooding while you’re gone.
By following these tips, you can protect your home even when you’re not there. Keep your property safe and secure, so you can relax and enjoy your time away.
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