Today, times are such that if you do not take the necessary measures, you may very well fall prey to burglaries and thefts from time to time. No matter how vigilant you are, there will always be a certain time when you will get vulnerable, and that is the opportunity thieves and burglars will look for.

Taking out a vacation is always nice, but the thought of leaving the house unattended petrifies most homeowners. But it’s no reason to spoil your vacation worrying about the security of your house. It doesn’t happen often, but it can’t hurt you to be a little cautious. If you do follow certain measures, you won’t have to worry about the security of your house anymore.

Protecting your home while going on vacation

The most fundamental element of strengthening your home safety would be to make sure that nobody should notice the fact that you are not in your house. Incidentally, if you have certain pending house work like repairs, renovation or landscaping, you can allot them to professionals to work in your absence. Pay them in advance and tell them to come in every day and perform their job. This is help in camouflaging your absence from your house.

Also, you can install particular motion sensors in your house so that when someone comes at your doorsteps, the light goes on automatically.

• Ask someone to keep watch

The most cost effective way to keep guard of your house would be to ask someone to watch over your house while you are gone. The best possible scenario would be if one of your friends or relatives could stay in your house. They can collect the mail, empty the trash cans and most importantly do it free of charge. If not then you could also ask your neighbours to look over your house from time to time.

• Install a dedicated system

Nobody can deny the fact that the best possible way of securing your home would be to use some kind of electronic system like alarms or CCTV. Placing them in your house would serve a lot in deterring criminals. The fear of getting caught deters most intruders.

• Ensure that everything is locked

Needless to say, it’s the most obvious of them all. Before going on a vacation, make sure that you lock everything from front doors, back doors and windows. Also, make sure that you lock the garage doors as well because in most cases people leave the garage door open in a hurry.