Most burglars wait until a home is unoccupied to break in, to reduce the chance of getting caught. Luckily, there are specific home security steps you can take to protect your home even when you’re away. Here are three ideas:
Have an Up-to-Date Home Security System Installed
Whether you don’t have a security system at all, or the one you have is old and in need of an update, installing or upgrading to a modern home security system is your best line of defense against criminals who strike when your home is unoccupied. With a high-quality security system, you will be able to monitor your home’s security remotely from your smartphone no matter where you are, and if someone does break in the authorities will be instantly notified.
Use Programmable Lights
A house that stays dark 24/7 while you’re away is a dead giveaway that your home is empty and vulnerable. Programmable lights are a convenient solution. You can program them to come on in the evening when you would normally turn them on, and shut off when you would normally go to bed. This helps make it appear like someone is home.
Purchase a Doorbell Camera
A doorbell camera allows you to see anyone who approaches your front door and allows you to them through an intercom. This not only helps prevent break-ins but can also deter package thieves while you’re out of town.
By following these tips, you will gain peace of mind knowing your home is more protected when it’s unoccupied. Be sure to contact us today if you’d like our help in making your home as secure as possible.