5 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Home security is always an issue that we often think about. Most of the U.S population will take a vacation away from their home during the summer months. According to FBI statistics, most communities will experience a 10 to 18 percent increase in home burglaries during the months of July and August. There are numerous ways to prevent this from happening to you. Of course one of the best solutions is to hire a professional to come and inspect certain aspects of your home such as your roof, windows, and doors. You can check out this website for a professional and also follow these 5 tips:

  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked and fastened. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one-inch throw and reinforced strike plate.
  • Examine your home from the street and make sure no valuables, like expensive electronics such as T.V.’s or even artwork are visible from the street.
  • Unplug the power to your automatic garage door to keep people from opening it with a universal remote.
  • Make it appear that you’re home – use timers on lights, radios, and televisions if available, if not keep a few lights on at all times.

Keep the perimeter of your home well-lighted.