Caring about your family is a number one priority. This summer we want you to be safe while on vacation or traveling those day trips with the family. There are many things to think about before venturing off on that family vacation and today we are going to share 5 tips to keep your family safe from thieves.
Clear the Path to Your Entry Door – police who are patrolling the area while you are away at vacation will be able to easily see an intruder if they have a clear path of sight to your front door. Make sure to trim shrubs and remove anything that can block eye sight from the road.
Lock Everything Up – be certain to check all windows, doors and fences that are able to be locked and secure them. When leaving for vacation have a to-do list ready for all family members to review prior to heading off on that summer trip.
Install Sensor Lights – the most affordable and easy way to deter thieves from targeting your home while you are on vacation is to install sensor lights. More often than not a sensor light will spook a thief enough to leave your property alone.
Do not Hide Any Keys – forget the old school methods of hiding an extra key somewhere, pick up all hidden extra keys from the outside of your home prior to leaving. If you need someone to have access to your home, provide them with an extra key in hand.
Put Away Tools and Ladders – remember to lock up those ladders and all other power tools that may make it easier for a thief to break into your home. If possible, lock up your garage or storage shed to ensure thieves won’t have quick access to these items.
There are some really affordable security cameras for households that you can purchase online for a low upfront cost. These security cameras will allow you to rest with ease while away on summer vacation with your family as you can see your home from your smartphone device any time of the day or night.
The final step to ensuring your home is family is safe from thieves while away is to complete a quick run through of your home both inside and out to make sure you didn’t miss any of the 5 steps to keep your family safe shared here today.
About the Author: Brandy Ellen is a Positive Lifestyle Blogger born and raised in New Hampshire, USA.
Brandy is a successful work from home mom of three who enjoys inspiring others to live life fully. Learn more about Brandy at HappilyBlended.com.