People are generally built to enjoy living as close to home as possible, but every so often, duty calls and we must answer. There are a lot of reasons actually for which you might have to leave home for a longer period of time. Maybe you have an important event taking place a long way from home, or maybe your job takes you to countries you’ve never visited before. Or maybe, you’re just trying to enjoy a relaxing vacation in a place far, far away where your problems can’t reach you.
However the problems aren’t the only things that you are leaving behind. You are also leaving behind your home. One of the most frequent types of crime is home invasion and it’s not without a good reason. It can be extremely easy to break into someone’s house and just take whatever you want. That’s mainly because people don’t properly secure their properties before setting off in whatever adventure they have planned.
If you’re scared about leaving home when you know you could be the next target of some gang or burglar ring, you’ve come to the right place. We are going to teach you exactly how you can make the most of your traveling without having to mind what’s happening home. With that said, let’s take a look at the various ways in which you can ensure the safety of your property even from a large distance. With these tips and a competent security system, you should be just fine.
Don’t just leave without saying a word. Let people you trust know that you will be gone for a while. If you can, get someone to watch your house and to check in from time to time. This will not only make sure that someone is watching your property so that there is nothing fishy going on, but also serves as a ruse for those that might truly be interested in breaking in. You see, when someone is constantly coming and going, robbers won’t think that your house is empty and will not be so keen or content on breaking in.
Don’t tell just anybody
It’s important to tell somebody but it can’t be just anybody. Make sure that only people you trust are aware of the fact that you are going to leave home, and that your house is going to be pretty vulnerable to an attack. Posting about your upcoming vacation on Facebook or yapping your mouth in public about your upcoming business trip is a very bad idea. You never know who might be listening or following your social media posts. Remember that social media is giving people the power to find out as much information as they want about other people, meaning that you can easily brand yourself “robbable” if you post there. Unless it’s a close friend, neighbor or relative that you completely trust, you shouldn’t be talking about leaving home for a longer period of time.
Secure everything, even the spare key
Everyone has gone through the experience of not remembering whether or not they’ve locked something. It’s not the most pleasant experience but it’s there. This should never be the case right before a big trip that will keep you away from home for a longer period of time. That means that you must make absolutely sure that everything is locked before leaving. Prepare days in advance when you’re not in such a hurry to leave, and compile a list with everything that needs to be locked. Also, give the spare key to someone you trust. Leaving it under the doormat is the worst thing you could do with your spare key, since everyone trying to break in will check there. The best hiding spots for the spare key are all known, so don’t just leave it out in the open, hoping for the best.