Home Security Tips for Frequent Travelers08/08/2015 Back To Blog
If you come and go often and usually in long periods, you keep your home open for attacks. Then again, there are several ways you can forestall a possible break-in. Yes, even while you are away. Don’t worry, there is no need to give up that frequent flyer stature to ensure that your household is safe against burglaries and intrusions. You just have to take heed of the following tips and make a couple of lock fixes along the way.
* Never make your schedule predictable. Announcing to the neighborhood that you will be away at certain periods of time or making them familiar to your routes and schedules are sure giveaways for criminals to come at your doorstep as soon as you step into an airline. If you are new to your area and still do not have someone you can trust, do not giveaway your whereabouts. Instead, make it known that you can show up anytime and at the most unexpected times so they take caution coming close to your home without permission.
* Leave lights and sounds on. Some noise and light, especially by night, signifies activity, exactly the impression you would want when you are not around to protect your home. Although reinforcing your exterior locks with deadbolt installation is a great idea, it will also help to up your home’s security while you are away to leave lights and sounds on at different times of the day. You can set this all up through automation. Think about light timers.
* Never become complacent. It is not enough that you are confident in the strength of your security door locks. They could fail you anytime if you do not keep an eye on their current state or function. A security inspection or assessment is important to have some peace of mind that your locking devices are as efficient as they used to be, sans the possible wear and tear of regular use.
Effective Security Measures
Remember that the efficiency of your locks is only as good as the scope of your security measures to prevent break-ins. You have to be aware of the lock and key services you will need at certain points in time to ensure safety within your household whether you are home or not.
One thing you can do is to have all your locks assessed periodically. That way, you will be able to know if you already need a lock change or replacement. Keys are also vulnerable to breakage. They may also lose function over time as they lose their form due to regular use.