Buying a house isn’t easy, it’s costly, tiring and time-consuming, but if you fail to ensure that your house is secured after all that trouble, all your money and efforts would be in vain. Unless you can afford 24-hour security personnel to guard your house, it’s impossible to keep thieves and burglars out. All it takes is a heavy enough object to break a window and anybody can enter the house. Therefore, whether you’re away on vacation, at work or at home, it’s important to ensure the safety of your family home.Constantly worrying that your home isn’t secure enough can put a damper on your much-needed getaway.
While you may have obviously locked all doors and windows, it might not be enough to ward off any unwelcome visitors. A simple way of making your home look inhabited while you’re away is to ask a trustworthy neighbor or a friend to check in on the house. A front porch littered with newspapers and a mailbox overflowing with mail is an indication that the homeowners are away. Asking a friend to clear the mailbox, pick up the newspapers on the lawn, and throw out any rubbish will give the appearance that the house is in-fact inhabited. If that’s not possible, you can also hire a house sitter to live in your house for the time you’re gone. The above are of course additional measures you can follow to ensure the safety of your house.
However, you should not skimp on physical security measures. Fit secure locks on all doors and windows in the house and keep them locked at all times. Installing a home safety system might sound like a pretty serious dip into your pockets, but it’s a valuable investment in the long term. Whether you’re at home or a 1000 miles away, having an alarm system will alert you and the local authorities of any break-ins immediately. A back to base alarm Sydney monitoring system is one where your home’s security is monitored by security professionals. When the alarm goes off, they would assess the situation and respond accordingly. Therefore, if you’re away on vacation, you’ll have one less thing to worry about if your house has one such system installed.
Another tip you can follow is to install a few smart bulbs, preferably for the bulbs on your porch or those that face the street, this will allow you to turn them on remotely while making it seem like you’re home. You can also install motion sensor lights which will turn on with any movement. This will make it easier to spot the person trying to gain access into your house and if you’re away, the sudden activation of lights could make it seem like someone is home. In this age where people post every aspect of their life on social media, it might be smart to hold off on posting vacation pictures until you’ve returned home. That way, you won’t be alerting anyone keeping tabs on your activities that your house is uninhabited.