Vacations are exciting – to get away from the norm and escape the routine for a while. However, vacation also means leaving your home behind. Of course, there’s always your neighbor to keep an eye out on your property to make sure everything is safe while you’re away, but here are some additional home protection tips you can use to make sure you come back to your home incident-free.
Keep Your Yard in Order
Thieves are attracted to properties with unkempt yard and external property maintenance issues. Don’t give a passerby the idea that your property is neglected. Make sure your yard is well kept in your absence – no overgrown bushes, maintenance issues or items left out for strangers to see. It is also important to put a temporary hold to any deliveries such as packages or newspapers. And, make sure someone is collecting your mail daily or put a temporary hold on that as well.
Have a Neighbor Drop By
As great as neighbors can be, there is no way they’ll be able to observe everything that may happen with your home. However, having one to stop by to make sure everything is okay is fitting. If you happen to ask them to feed your pets or water the plants, have them do a quick check for any windows that are unlocked or for signs that something might not be right. If your block happens to be part of a neighborhood watch program, let them know that you’ll be out of town for a while.
Consider a Security System
A security system provides peace of mind, so it might be something you’d like to consider investing in. Do your research – there are many technologically advanced security systems nowadays. One of the better options is the capability to view your home from your mobile phone. This will certainly put your mind at ease knowing your house is safe even from a distance.
Most insurance companies offer discounts if you have a security system installed at your home plus it can potentially increase the value of your home. If you’d like to discuss about home improvements that will help increase the value of your property, contact our knowledgeable agents for a free, no obligation consultation: (800) 735-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.