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Safeguarding Your Home While You’re Away

Are you wondering how you can ensure your home is safe while you soak up the sun on vacation? As the sunny days of summer approach, many of us are gearing up for some well-deserved vacations. But before you hit the road or take off for that beach getaway, it's important to make sure your home is safe and secure while you're away. After all, nothing puts a damper on a vacation like worrying about the safety of your home sweet home.

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Here are five easy tips to help in safeguarding your home while enjoying your vacation worry-free:

Outdoor lighting

Light Up Your Home: One of the simplest and most effective ways to deter burglars is to make it look like someone is home. Invest in timers for your lights or smart bulbs that you can control remotely. Set them to turn on and off at different times throughout the day to create the illusion of activity inside your home.

Secure Your Doors and Windows: Before you leave, double-check that all doors and windows are locked securely. Consider installing deadbolts on exterior doors for an added layer of protection. For sliding doors and windows, place a metal or wooden rod in the track to prevent them from being forced open.

trusted neighbor

Enlist the Help of a Trusted Neighbor or Friend: If you have a neighbor or friend you trust, ask them to keep an eye on your home while you're away. They can pick up your mail, water your plants, and even park their car in your driveway from time to time to give the appearance of occupancy.

Keep Your Travel Plans Off Social Media: It can be tempting to share your vacation plans with the world on social media, but doing so can also alert potential burglars that your home is empty. Save the vacation photos and updates for after you return home, and resist the urge to broadcast your absence in real-time.

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Invest in a Home Security System: If you don't already have one, consider investing in a home security system. There are plenty of affordable options on the market that offer features like motion sensors, security cameras, and smartphone alerts. Even just having a sign in your yard advertising a security system can be a deterrent to would-be intruders.

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your vacation knowing that your home is safe and secure. So go ahead, pack your bags, and hit the road with peace of mind. Your home will be waiting for you safe and sound when you return. Safe travels!

If you own a home in the Naples area and are looking to hire a trusted home watch company to provide service to help while you are away, feel free to reach out to Renee Hahn, Your Naples Real Estate Expert for some suggested service providers 239.287.2576.


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