When you and the kids are away on vacation, the last thing you need plaguing your mind is the safety of your home. You worked so very hard to find the most perfect space for you and your family, and safety is always the most desired goal.
You deserve the ability to enjoy your time away, and have a true vacation, equipped with peace of mind. Check out a few more specific ways in which you can keep your home safe while you are away on vacation.
Find a trustworthy house-sitter
The most common sense way to protect your home while you are away on vacation would be to find a trustworthy person to house-sit. If you have a friend or family member staying behind, offer them a little incentive to stay in your home.
Keeping the home occupied while you are away will assure that life goes on as usual. It will be just as if you never left.
Install a home security system
Another easy way to secure your home while it is vacant is to invest in the installation of a home security system. Home security has come a long way in the past few years, and the technology most companies offer is out of this world.
Homeowners can control almost every aspect of their home from the face of their smartphone. You can also watch (and sometime interact) with every nook and cranny of your home. Home security is an extremely effective deterrent to thieves.
Avoid blasting your travel plans on social media channels
One of the worst mistakes travelers make is to post their location on social media. Posting pictures and comments while you are in the middle of your vacation is just irresponsible.
Far too many eyes see your social media posts. It is not safe to blast your location to hundreds of people who may or may not be honest.
Tell the right people about your absence
There are some people who should probably know about your absence. If you are close and trust your neighbors, let them know you will be out of town. They can provide a valuable watch over your home while you are away. Family members are also great house protectors.
If you are close with the local authorities, you may benefit from informing them of your travel plans as well. Small town officers typically have no problem making an extra round for security reasons.
Get the post office to hold your mail
Leaving for a week or two on vacation will leave your mail piling up in the mailbox. No worries. There is a simple fix. Ask the post office to hold your mail while you are away. When you get home, just go and pick up the bundle.