Many Canadians often forget to perform a proper circle check of their home or even notify their neighbours before going away on vacation – but these are two big mistakes that can cost you. Don’t leave your property vulnerable to theft. Protect your home and gain peace of mind when you’re abroad by remembering to do this before leaving on summer vacation this year and every year:
Let Your Neighbours Know Ahead of Time
Neighbours are the eyes and ears of any neighbourhood. So take advantage of this by letting your trusted next door neighbours know that you’re heading off on vacation. Inform them ahead of time and then remind them again just before leaving. Let them know the exact dates you’ll be away, and ask them to hold onto any mail and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity around your home.
Put A Timer On Your Lights
If your home appears dark each evening for several days, this can be a clear sign that there’s no one is home. But rather than leave lights on and waste electricity, you can buy a timer for them. This lets you program when the lights turn on and off which is incredibly convenient when you’re away from home but want to make it look like there’s somewhere there. Some timers can even be set to random intervals so that your lights don’t come on and turn off at the same time every day.
Don’t Advertise That You’re Away
Bragging to your friends about going on vacation is one thing, but announcing it to the world is another. Although it may be difficult, it’s important to avoid posting your trip on social media until you return. You should also avoid sharing this information with any contractors or local business people who you tend to interact with — the fewer people who know that your home will be sitting empty – the better.
Do A Circle Check
Always do a full inspection of your home before you leave. Double check your windows, garage doors, sliding glass doors, rear-entry, side-entry– and any other potentially accessible areas. If you tend to hide spare keys somewhere outside your home, be sure to remove these before leaving.
Get A Security System
If you want your home to have maximum protection from thieves with little to worry about whenever you’re away from home, a security system is the only option that can deliver. With 24/7 monitoring that can be accessed from the palm of your hand, you can finally safeguard your home properly without having to constantly worry about what you may have left unsecured.
At Bee Alarmed, we can customize a security system to suit your needs and lifestyle. From intrusion monitoring to detection lighting to video surveillance and more – we have everything required to protect your home when you’re not there. Contact us today to learn more about our services and products.