Tips to Keep Your Home Safe This Summer
Keeping your home safe is essential. However, it’s not always easy for the average homeowner. Not sure how to keep your home safe this summer? Keep reading for 5 tips on how to keep your home safe while you’re away this summer.
- Don’t Tell Social Media That You’re Going Out of Town
- Install Outdoor Lighting
- Keep Your Doors and Windows Locked
- Turn Off Your Mail Service
- Set Lights on a Timer
People love to post their every move on social media, but that isn’t smart, especially if you are heading out of town. This is a clear-cut sign that you are leaving your house empty and makes it ripe for the picking. So, think twice before posting that you’re at the airport headed to some exotic destination because it could tip off potential burglars.
Another good idea to keep your home safe is to install some outdoor lighting. Burglars like to sneak in and out of a house undetected, but if you have lights—especially motion sensor lights—it can help deter burglars and literally stop them in their tracks.
This one seems like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t lock their doors and windows at night. Most criminals like to get in and out quickly without much fuss, and will likely skip to another house if they find the doors and windows locked. That’s why you should always lock up at night or before you leave the house.
An overflowing mailbox is a telltale sign that you are away on vacation and that your house is ripe for a break-in. It’s always a good idea to contact the post office and stop your mail service while you are out of town, especially for an extended period of time.
Burglars typically don’t want to encounter anyone when they enter a home. That’s why they keep an eye out for homes that stay dark around the clock. By setting your interior lights on a timer you can make it appear like someone is home and keep criminals at bay.
Contact RBM Lock & Key for help boosting your home security even more!
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