Summer Security Tips for the Home

July 9th, 2019

The summer brings some of the most vulnerable months for homeowners because many people go on vacation and take part in their fair share of outdoor activities − all of which get them out of the home. Criminals are taking advantage of this and are striking during the summer when they know the homeowner is away.

To better protect yourself and your home, we have some summer security tips for you to consider.

Make the Home Look Occupied

Whenever you are away from home, it is always a good idea to do what you can to make the home look like it is occupied rather than vacant. To do this, you should make sure to have your mail and newspapers picked up, so they don't pile up outside of the home. You can even put a halt on delivery service until you get back home.

You should also make sure that the lawn and home remain well maintained. If you can't do this yourself, consider hiring a local landscaping company to come and take care of your lawn and yard maintenance while you are away. 

Finally, you can also set timers on your lights. This allows the lights to go on and off at different intervals, so it looks like someone is home.

Lock All Points of Entry

Before you leave to go anywhere, you should always make sure all entry points of the home are locked and secured. This includes all doors and windows. This is one of the first things you can do to help prevent crime and keep criminals out of the home. You never want to make it easy for them to gain entry. The same is also true for when you are in the home as well.

You can also consider adding sensors to the doors and windows, which allows an alarm to sound whenever someone tries to enter. Some systems are also capable of notifying you through your smartphone of any suspicious activity at home.

Be Careful with Social Media

You never want to announce your travel plans over social media either. Doing so will give potential criminals the exact times and dates you will be away from home, which provides them with the perfect opportunity to break in. 

So, before you check in at your location online, upload those cute vacation photos, or blast the news that you are away, think twice. Wait until you get home to post your vacation photos.

Keep Your Home Safe

Following these summer safety tips can help ensure you have a fun and safe summer and will give you the peace of mind knowing that you did what you could to protect your home in New Orleans, LA while you are away.

If you do not currently have a security system or you want to upgrade your old system, now is the time to look into all the options that are available to you. Why put off for tomorrow what can be done today?

Contact Sun Ray Technologies today for more information on how to safeguard your home for the summer.