The holiday season is approaching, a time to enjoy reunions with loved ones near and far. If you are like countless others, you will be traveling to celebrate with family and friends. As you make plans to leave home, whether it’s for a night or a week, make sure you take precautions to keep your residence safe while you are away. You want to rest assured that your home will remain the way you left it when you return.
Stop the Mail and the Paper
If you get the newspaper, put a hold on your delivery while you are traveling. You should also hold your mail at the post office. You do not want to leave any tell-tale signs that no one is home. Otherwise, your property could be easy pickings for a thief or intruder.
Use Timed Lights and Motion Sensors
Set up lights that work on a timer in key places in your home, such as the kitchen, living room, and bedroom. Your porch light can be timed as well. Use lights that are activated by motion sensors on your pathway, your property, and around your home. If the lights come on whenever someone approaches, it can deter a home invasion.
Don’t Post that You are Away
Everyone is connected through social media and mobile devices today. Wait to post your photos with family until you return home. Criminals are savvy and they’ve learned how to use social media platforms to their advantage. If they know you’re away, they are more likely to drop by and wreak havoc on your home.
Notify Neighbors and the Authorities
Make sure your neighbors know that you will not be at home and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. You can notify your local authorities as well simply to keep your home on the radar in the event of trouble. If you have a monitoring service, be sure to advise your security company that you will be away.
Set Up a Security System
If you don’t have a security system, now is the time to consider putting one in place. Johns Brothers Security is dedicated to helping home owners like you to protect your valuables, property, and loved ones. Our team of technicians can help you to choose a security system that will suit your needs. Combine our system with our monitoring service and your home will have watchful eyes providing surveillance at all times. You can even use your mobile device or computer to access video footage to see your home for yourself. You can control lighting and the temperature as well. If you are going to travel this holiday season, make your home secure by investing in a security system and service. Whether there are intruders, storm damage, or a fire, your home will be protected in any event. Let Johns Brothers Security be your guide in order to create a solid sense of security that will help you to make the most of your holidays.