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Published on August 30th, 2014 | by webmaster

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5 HANDY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE WHILE ON A VACATION

1. Keep your traveling under wraps

So, you’ve scored some great tickets going to some Asian countries, what do you do? You brag it to your friends online or post it as a status update, and yak about it to your neighbors or co-workers. While it’s quite understandable that you would want to share the good news, try to keep your traveling plans under wraps and share it only to a select trusted few.
Don’t announce to the whole world that you and your family will be away from home and your house is a just a sitting duck for those who have ill intentions.

2. Don’t make it obvious that no one is home

An obvious empty house or apartment is so easy to spot: total blackout during night time, mail / letters and newspapers pile up on the front door or porch, overgrown lawn or dying plants, and etc.

Again, why make it obvious to the whole neighborhood that no one’s home? The best thing to do is to make it appear as if someone is home to deter would-be burglars.
Set timers on lights or TVs at interval period of the day, ask a trusted neighbour to pick up your mails or just go to your local postal service to temporarily hold your mails, stop newspaper delivery, and lastly, make arrangements to have you lawns trimmed occasionally especially if you’re expected to be gone for quite a while.

3. Make it hard to access your house and belongings

There’s a research done that burglars take about 60 seconds or less to break into a house. If that’s the case, make it harder for them to enter your house in the first place. Install additional locks on your windows and doors, including dealbolts and alarm.

If you can afford it, install also a motion-sensor lights along the dark spots outside your home.

4. Reduce Risk with a Friendly Neighborhood Watch

There should be at least one or two neighbors that you can implicitly trust with your traveling plans. Let them know to subtly keep an eye on your property and report any suspicious activities to the police. You can either leave a spare key to your neighbour or give them your contact number where they can reach you in case of an emergency.

5. Protect your home by being able to detect a burglar

One good home investment is a good security alarm system. It’s not just added protection and peace of mind when you’re away, but more importantly, when you’re home also. Study shows houses without some sort of security alarm system are three times more vulnerable.

Of course, don’t forget to set the alarm before leaving on your travel vacation.

Care to share some tips on what you’re planning to do while going on your spring break vacation? Let us know. Drop us a line at Koh Samui hotels.


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