Summer is just around the corner, which means most East Coasters are more than ready to spend some quality time in the OBX. The time has come to enjoy backyard barbeques, long weekends at the beach, and relaxing by the water.
These are a few easy ways to prepare your vacation home for the season while also improving its security and ensuring it remains the perfect place for relaxation.
Landscape Design With a View in Mind
Before opening your vacation home for the season, trim any overgrowth, mow the lawn, and plant some flowers in the yard. This keeps your yard looking neat and beautiful, making it more secure. A clean line of sight between the road and your home is easier to maintain when shrubs, trees, and tall seagrasses have been trimmed. Additionally, it will also make a possible intruder’s favorite hiding place seem a little less attractive. Don’t give a burglar a good place to hide or snoop inside your home by keeping things well maintained.
Make Sure the Window and Door Locks Are Working
In the past year, have you thoroughly inspected the doors and windows of your vacation home? We recommend checking the locks on your doors and windows at the beginning and end of each season to ensure they perform as expected and lock.
What makes this so important? Whenever your home’s windows and patio doors are opened and closed frequently as visitors arrive and depart or let in the fresh air, they are bound to need some maintenance. A thorough inspection is vital to protecting and securing your home. It’s a simple task that can make all of the difference.
Bulbs Should Be Replaced Inside and Outside
Take some time when you first get to your vacation home this season to check all the light bulbs and replace any that may have burned out since the last time you were there. Well-lit homes are well-protected homes. You can deter criminals who like to work under cover of darkness by providing adequate lighting around your home.
You might also want to assess the lighting situation thoroughly. Do you have a sufficient amount of lights? Is their placement optimal? Is there enough lighting for areas you use at night, such as your driveway, entrances, porches, yard, garage, or shed? If you answer no to any of these questions, you might consider adding some additional lighting for safety.
Home Security You Can Count On
Although you may want to spend every moment of the summer at your vacation home, unfortunately, that’s not always possible. That’s why professionally installed wireless security systems are so beneficial. They make it even more challenging for a burglar to break in while you are away. Having a smart security system with door sensors, smart doorbells, video cameras, and doors that can be opened and closed remotely and 24/7 monitoring to alert the authorities in the event of a break-in or when smoke, fire, or water leaks are detected in the house. Secure your OBX vacation home with a modern security system that can be customized to meet your specific needs for the days when you are not there.
What can we do for your home away from home? Contact Johns Brothers Security today and get the conversation started! Your peace of mind is just a phone call away with a customized security plan from Johns Brothers!