3 Ways To Make Your Home Safe When On Vacation

February 28th, 2020

Vacations are supposed to be those precious few days that you and your family can live worry-free. This is all the more important when you are taking some time off away from home. It’s a break from all the stresses in life, whether it is school or work.

However, the unspoken stress that comes with vacations is the possibility that something may happen in your home while you are gone. If you want to have peace of mind while you are away on vacay, here are a few things to do to safeguard your property.

Buy Security Cameras With Home Automation

There is a difference between having one visible security camera on the front door and an automation system spread out within the perimeter of the home. Technology has progressed to the point that security is not just a one-off; instead, it is a system that protects the entirety of the home beyond visual security.

Nowadays, a good home automation security system not only relies on visual security, there will also be motion detectors, alarms, and other safety precautions. One of the top priorities will still be security cameras. However, consider this a necessity more than anything, because it already acts as a deterrent against potential burglars before they even attempt to do anything.

At the same time, a home automation system can also be used after the fact when a burglary occurs. This system can also be used remotely, so even when you are out of the house, you can still monitor what happens inside and within the area of the house.

Consider A Safety Door And Window Film

Screen doors have become a good first line of defense to the front entrance. What this does is, technically, prevent burglars from accessing and picking the lock on wooden doors. Yet, security experts suggest getting a safety door rather than a screen door for better protection.

Safety doors offer better protection because of the metal grills that can be put in front of the main door. Best of all, there are services that can paint on the safety door so it can match one’s front door or the house’s facade. 

Additionally, you can also install a window film for the glass panes of the windows. What window films add is a layer of security by preventing the glass from shattering. Though this does not completely keep burglars away, the delay in entry by a burglar is up to three minutes, which can be reactive time for those who hear the commotion in the middle of the night.

Get A Dog, Keep Your Property Clean

Once the security systems and doors have been installed, you can also safeguard the house through natural means. Nothing beats security than a good dog, especially one that you trust. If this is too big a responsibility—because dogs should be treated as a member of the family more than just a house watcher—keeping the property clean can also be a step in a good direction.

Shrubs and overgrown thickets on the property can enhance privacy by keeping one’s house away from prying eyes on the road. However, they can serve as a double-edged sword in times of trouble. The thicker the shrubs, the better they become as hiding places for those who are trespassing on your property. This makes it harder for your neighbors to see if someone broke into your home.

SilverHammer Surveillance offers customized home automation solutions for the home. Best of all, the security solutions provider aims to transform one’s house into a smart home.