Sunday, June 29, 2008

Securing Your Home From Burglars During Vacation

With the vacation season coming into full swing it is imperative to protect your home from thieves that are looking to prey upon the mistakes that people unconsciously make that leave them vulnerable. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is planning more for the vacation than they do in properly planning the protection of the home they are leaving. Make sure to stop all mail and newspaper deliveries. Have a friend to check daily for unsubscribed newspapers and brochures left by sales companies marketing their wares. Make sure to hire a lawn company to keep your lawn groomed. Check your motion lighting to make sure the bulbs are working properly. Place several lights ontimers in your home to give it a lived in feel. Tell a law enforcement officer that you will be gone for a period of time. Make sure that any your security system is working properly. It is important to test your system to make sure that every device is working properly. If there are any locks or windows that are broken have them fixed prior to leaving. If you have high bushes that block windows have them trimmed. If you have an alarm system and it is not monitored, get it monitored by a UL certified alarm company. If you don’t have an alarm system, have one installed. Many alarm companies can install a system with free equipment and installation as well as provide comprehensive monitored fire protection as well. One such company is Power Home Technologies the nations number 1 Vector security dealer.

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