Securing your home while on vacation is crucial to ensure peace of mind and safeguard your property. Here are specific tips to keep your home safe during your holiday:
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Shift valuables to Bank Lockers:
Before embarking on a vacation, it’s prudent to shift all your valuables, including cash and important documents, to secured bank lockers.
Beware of Social Media:
Avoid posting travel plans on social media before or during your trip. Broadcasting your absence could make your home a target. Those posts on Facebook/Instagram that you think are fun and celebratory could lead thieves straight to your unguarded door. Even if your Facebook/Instagram is private sometimes friends of friends, or people who aren’t your friends, can see that information and strike! Do all the sharing when you get back.
Install a Security System:
Consider installing a security system with cameras and alarms. Many options are available in the Indian market to suit different budgets.
Secure Doors and Windows:
Ensure that all doors and windows are securely locked before leaving. Use quality central locks, and consider installing additional security measures like window grills.
Inform trusted neighbors about your travel plans. They can keep an eye on your home, collect mail, and report any suspicious activities.
Temporarily Stop Mail, Delivery and Newspaper Services:
Contact the post office and newspaper delivery services to temporarily stop deliveries. Piled-up mail and newspapers can signal an empty home.
Drawing the blinds shut and closing your curtains might seem the obvious thing to do. But this can go wrong. What if a thief notices the perpetually closed curtains and comprehends that you are not home? Leaving a couple of curtains or blinds open like you usually do can avoid this. And of course, do not forget to remove your belongings from view.
Provide a trusted neighbor or friend with emergency contact information. In case of any issues, they can reach out to someone local.
By taking these precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of burglary or other incidents while you are away on vacation.