It’s nearing the beginning of the school year, but maybe you have one last trip planned. You know it’s important to keep you home protected while you are on vacation, but it can be difficult to know just how tot do this. Here are a few tips from an experienced locksmith in Littleton and the Denver area:
Make it Look Like Someone is Home
One of the best ways you can protect your home from burglary or vandalism is to make it look like someone is at home. Do this by installing lights on a timer that will go on and off at set times. Some lights even allow you to control them from your mobile device – so you can turn them on and off whenever you want. Other ways to make it seem like you are home is to have a friend mow your lawn, remove any fliers from your door, and pick up newspapers from the end of your driveway. And, if you normally leave hoses or toys out in your yard overnight – don’t clean them up before your trip. It will make it seem like you are home.
Don’t Post Your Plans on Social Media
Burglars often troll social media looking for announcements that people are on vacation and away from their homes. You may have a private account, but these settings are always foolproof. Only share online what you are comfortable with the world seeing – your vacation plans shouldn’t be one of them.
Install Good Security
If you really want to protect your home from a break-in, install a CCTV security system. A locksmith can advise you of the best system for your home. Here at Wrangler Safe and Lock, we have years of experience installing security systems, and will be able to ensure your home is protected. Additional types of security can include state-of-the-art deadbolts, window breaking alarms, and other devices. One of the best ways to secure your home is to routinely change the locks and keep locks clean and repaired.
Have a Locksmith Check Your Locks Before Vacation
If you’re concerned your locks are out-of-date or in need of repair, call a locksmith to check out the security of your home. We can advise you about the best ways to protect against burglars. Call us for help today!