Before You Leave For Vacation

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Vacations are fun, exciting, relaxing and are looked forward to by all. Many of us go on vacation once or twice a year. We save money, plan and wait longingly for this day because it is a break from our usual routine. On the other hand, if you have ever watched the movie ‘Home Alone’ you would know that vacation times are the times during which rouges and thieves work their tricks. So while you are lying on a beach, sipping iced margaritas, your house maybe getting relived of its antique furniture and money. Here are some basic safety precautions that anyone can take in order to ensure that your house is safe and sound while you are away.

Install a Security System
If you are going to be away for more than two weeks, it is worth your while to install a decent security system to your house. The basic system should comprise of intercom installation Melbourne, motion detectors and shock sensors at the very least. Look up a decent security service provider in your area and sign up for the security system installation. A monitoring agreement is another step further in securing your home. If you cannot give adequate time and effort to check out the CCTV cameras every now and then while on vacation, it is best to sign up for a monitoring agreement with the same security vendor. This way, in the event of any disturbance, both you and your security vendor would get alerted.

Get a House Sitter
If you do not have the means to install a high end security system like the bosch alarm system, why not think of appointing a trustworthy person as a house sitter? The best way to go about this would be to invite some friends or relatives living in a different city or state to come and explore your city or state. Instead of spending money on accommodation, they can use your house, free of charge. Before you do this, however, make sure that your house guest is someone you can trust.

Keep it a Secret
The less people who know that you are away, the better it will be for the safety and security of your home. While you may be tempted to tell everyone at work or your country club how you will be at the most expensive hotel in the world for the next couple of weeks, refrain from doing so, at the cost of your home security. Instead tell only a couple of people who you trust, to keep an eye out on your house. If you have any daily delivery persons or maintenance people coming over, make sure that you cancel their services before you go away on holiday.