With summer fast approaching, many homeowners find themselves away from home more often for events like graduation parties, hanging out at the lake or pool, and vacations. You don’t want to leave your home and loved ones vulnerable, so following these tips from Vigilante Security will help keep your home safe for the summer.
Lock Windows and Doors
This may seem like the most obvious way to protect your home, but often homeowners forget to check every window and door. Break-ins through an open or unlocked door or window account for thirty percent of break-ins in the U.S. The good news is that if you do happen to forget to lock those doors, Vigilante Security’s Virtual Keypad™ allows you to lock doors and set other systems within your home using your mobile device. Convenience and peace of mind at the touch of your fingertips!
Don’t Forget to Set Your Security System
Setting your security system from Vigilante Security will also help to protect your property, home and loved ones. Our state-of-the-art technologies help to safeguard your home from intruders, fires, environmental factors inside the home, and so much more. Plus, Vigilante Security’s easy-to-use access controls help to ensure that setting your alarm system is as easy as 1,2,3!
Make Sure Your Home Looks Occupied
It’s obvious that intruders are more likely to burglarize a home they think is unoccupied. If you are going on vacation and planned to be gone for an extended period, a few simple tips can help to make your house appear like someone is home.
Have a Neighbor Park in Your Driveway
Having a car in the driveway is the first thing that will appear that your home is occupied and one of the most obvious for intruders to avoid.
Have a Neighbor or Friend Pick Up Your Mail
When mail and packages begin to pile up at your home, it is usually an indication that no one is home. By having a friend of neighbor pick your mail up, you will avoid the indication that you are not home. You can even use our Virtual Keypad™ app to lock and unlock the doors for visitors who are there to bring your mail and packages inside!
Leave a Few Lights On
Leaving a few lights on is another easy way to deter burglars from choosing to break into your home.
Don’t Post Your Vacation on Social Media
If you are like most people, you love to share wonderful vacation pictures and memories and these days, social media is the quickest and most convenient way to do just that. Unfortunately, this can often result in an unhappy ending. Often intruders will prey upon homeowners they know are away by checking their social media accounts. You can prevent these thieves from knowing you are away with a few simple steps.
Avoid Checking into Locations
‘Checking In’ is a feature that allows you to share where you are at during a particular time. Avoiding checking into locations will prevent burglars from knowing you are away.
Wait to Post Photos
Of course, most folks love to share photos from their experiences on vacation. To avoid attracting intruders, it is recommended that you wait until you are home to post photos of your trip.
Turn Off GPS Features on Devices and Apps
Make sure that you have disabled any GPS features on your devices and in your apps. Just because you aren’t telling the intruder where you are, doesn’t mean they don’t know that you are away.
If you have a lot of events coming up this summer, or just a few, always remember that following these simple tips can help safeguard your home while you are away. These tips paired with Vigilante Security’s state-of-the-art systems can help ensure your property, home and loved ones are protected in the summertime, and year-round.