3 Safety Tips You Should Know Before Going on Vacation

Vacation is a time to relax and have fun. Preparing for a family trip requires a lot of planning. Here are some safety tips to keep you and your family safe when planning your next holiday trip.

Below are 3 safety tips you should know before going on a vacation:

Prepare a List of Vacation Contacts
If you’re going on vacation or heading out of town, you should always prepare a list of alternative emergency contacts to give to Alarm Relay before you leave. That way, if we receive an alarm or fire signal from your home alarm system, we can contact both you and someone else who’s able to get to your house in case of an emergency. Make sure your vacation contacts know your entry codes or have their own entry code and teach them the basics of how your alarm system works. Source: AlarmRelay

Making Your House Look “Lived in”
If a crew of burglars thinks it’s possible that you’re home, they’ll pass by your house and move on to another, easier target. Your goal should be to make your home appear as occupied as possible. Close the curtains and blinds only partially, especially in the front of the house. Get timers and put them on your lamps, televisions, and stereos. Have the post office hold your mail until you return home. If you’re going to be gone for more than a few days, ask a neighbor to mow the lawn for you (and return the favor when you get back). Source: Coldwellbanker

Installing Security System
Use timers on interior lights when you are going to be away or just out for the evening. These can be set to turn the lights and radio or television on and off intermittently to give the appearance that someone is home. Don’t worry about driving up the cost of your electricity bill – it only costs about $0.75 per month.
Install security lights around the perimeter of your house. They are relatively inexpensive and are a great deterrent, especially if they are set with motion detectors. If you already have non-motion lights, battery operated add-on motion sensors exist that simply screw into the existing light socket and mount near the fixture. Source: Vancouver.ca

Planning can decrease the chances of becoming a victim of a crime. If you want to know more about security systems, please give us a call or contact us now!

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