01 Oct How to protect your home while on vacation
Enjoy your tour on vacation
Despite the fact that the total number of robberies have reduced over the past years, one has to be aware of the fact that during the vacation season there is considerably more theft.
A well-protected home is essential in order to consolidate comfort and safety to all household members, as well as the material things of value that we have.
Therefore with this post we want to somehow make known a set of recommendations and preventions so that the home is not in a situation of theft.
It is essential to make sure to lock the door when leaving the home
At first this statement may seem absurd as it is something we always do but it implies an important security measure as thieves are specialists in opening locked doors.
Having high-security front doors with good locks are the perfect obstacle to prevent intruders from sneaking into the home. In this regard having several locking points intensify security.
Strengthen windows and doors
Regarding the last paragraph, it is necessary to ensure that the door and window hinges are well sealed so that the door or window cannot be pried open. You can include good security systems such as a good deadbolt, installing a smart lock, etc. Make sure that your home has good security systems in place and in good condition in order to avoid problems later.
Do not provide sensitive information on social media
We have to be careful with what you share on facebook, instagram, whatsapp, etc and avoid leaving clues about where we are on vacation or specific dates, due to the fact that thieves use this source of information to rob our homes.
Intensifying and protecting your privacy on social media, defining which group of people can view your publications and not sharing your location are small steps that make it more difficult for thieves to do what they do.
Make it look as if you are not on vacation
It may seem superficial but pretending that there are people in the home can be a good way to scare off intruders. A good way would be not to completely close the blinds. Usually when we go away on vacation we tend to close blinds completely however these are clues that draw attention to would be thefts.
Home automation, a good bet to reinforce security
Technological advances are constantly evolving and innovative systems are created that help reduce potential dangers.
To increase the degree of comfort at home, there are home automation security systems. It is a new mechanism that is linked to a mobile app that allows us to control everything from any point and simply being connected to the internet is enough.
Installing security cameras or an alarm system is currently a more than profitable investment. In the case of robbery this evidence can be used in a trail to test in our favor. Thanks to its remote control, through an internet connection we can connect and see what happens at all time in real time.
The home mailbox
Although you may not have realized, a full mailbox is a clear sign that the home is empty and a clear reflection that no one has been home for days.
Therefore to avoid possible thefts due to this oversight it is recommended that you entrust someone to collect your mail while you are away from home.
What to do when being the victim in a case of theft?
Security systems in place are most recommended and also according to professionals working in this sector having a good home insurance with coverage based on objects we have in the home.
In conclusion, the following question should be highlighted: how should we proceed if we find a forced entry to our home? First of all one must remain calm and not move or touch anything that could have been manipulated by the robbers and of course notify right away the national guard or police.