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3 Ways To Keep Your Home Secure While On Vacation


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Sevan Locks and Doors is here to help you keep your house safe while you are on vacation. We know that you want to enjoy your family and not have to worry about your house. There are a few things that you can do to keep your home safe. 

Interior Lights

When you are gone on vacation it is a good idea to leave a few interior lights on in the home. Setting timers to your lights is a great idea. Having lights come on at certain times goes a long way in deterring burglars. You don’t want to allow your house to look empty.

Another great way to leave lights on in your house is a timer. You can set your lights to come on and go off at a certain time of the day. This is another way to keep your house from looking empty, especially at night. Remember not to leave the lights set for all day and all night.

Outside of Your Home

The first thing we would suggest you do is put a stop on your mail delivery. You can do this by visiting the post office website or at your local post office. When you have mail sitting for days in your mailbox, this gives away you are not home. You could also ask a friend or family member to pick up your mail for you.

If you are going to be longer than a week it might be a good idea to hire lawn care. Asking a neighborhood teenager who is looking to make some extra money is always a good idea. A kept lawn can give the illusion you are home too. Plus, who doesn’t like coming home to a fresh, clean lawn? It’s a win win!

 Social Media

We know how much fun it can be to show off the fun times you are having on vacation. But it is best to hold off on posting pictures on social media while you are gone. You don’t want people to know you are gone at that moment. So making a post when you get home of what a great time you had would be better.

 If you were to make a post while gone, it’s a good idea to check that your location is turned off. This will help keep people from knowing exactly where you are at that moment. Again, it is best to wait till you are back at your house to post. You never know who might be looking at your account.

Other Ways To Protect Your Home

We have already given you our top 3 ways to protect your home. But, there are more things to think about and look into when leaving for vacation. We have compiled a small list for you below.

  •  Unplug All Electronics
  •  Leave A Car In The Driveway
  • Alert Your Alarm Company You’ll Be Gone
  • Check All Windows And Doors
  • Set The HVAC
  • Secure All Valuables
  • Turn The Main Water Valve Off 

Our team knows how important your house and valuables are to you. We hope this will help you feel more comfortable while enjoying your family vacation.  

 Give Us A Call

Our team here at Sevan Locks and Doors hope that these ideas will help you feel safer while you are on vacation. Please feel free to give us a call at (206) 274-7061! One of our team members is always available to answer any of your questions. We look forward to your call!

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