August is primarily the month of the holidays. This means that you need special organization especially if you are traveling with children so you don’t miss anything. One more thing you need to take care of, however, is the safety of your home. That’s because August is the month that the burglars know that most homes are empty. There are, however, some specific rules to keep your home safe while you’re away on holidays. This will reduce the chances of you having some unpleasant surprise when you return.
Don’t share where you are on social networks
The basic rule that must be strictly adhered to. Even if you think you only have friends on Facebook, you never know who sees your profile and will try to take advantage of your absence. If you definitely want to upload photos of your holidays to social networks, do it after you have returned.
Half-open shutters and curtains
Of course you have to lock up well, but maybe an open shutter moves less suspicion that you’re missing, and the burglar will think twice before breaking into your house. He’ll prefer a house from which the occupants are definitely missing. Select the window that offers more security and opens more difficult to do so.
Attention to mail
Find a neighbor you trust or a relative and make sure they pick up your mail. Believe it or not, it’s a criterion for burglars how much mail a tenant hasn’t received. This makes sure they are away from home and it is easier to make the decision and get into your home.
This is also a good solution if you will be away from home for days. And of course you can’t let the inside and out lights burn 24 hours a day. What you can do is buy a special timer-plug that is programmed in such a way that the light flashes for a specific time each day. This way you will show that there is a movement within the house.
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