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Things to remember before going for a long vacation

By Annphilip Subscribe to RSS | March 16th 2012 | Views:
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When people go away for annual vacations, they always want to be relaxed and free from tensions. If you want to be tension free, then you should provide some strong security to your house. When your home is safe, you will feel relaxed. Otherwise some or other issues related to the security of your home will always worry you.

Some of the security tips to be followed when you are away from your house are –

Installing home security system - This is one of the robust methods to safeguard your home from external forces. A home security system set up can include security cameras, video surveillance and alarm system. Home security systems of various companies are available in market. This includes companies like ADT Security systems.

People select ADT on its ease of use. We can control ADT security system with a one-touch key pad and a wireless keychain remote. When we are away for a vacation, home security system can give instant text alerts or email notifications when some mishap occurs at home. Most of the home security systems offer 24-hour offer service. Some of the security system even provides multi level security to the houses.

In the multi-level system, the home security devices give you the option for monitoring smoke and fire, carbon dioxide and other emergency monitoring, rather than burglary monitoring.

Inform neighbors- It is always advisable to inform neighbors when you are away from your house. In your absence they will be more alert. By providing your phone number, they will let you know if anything odd happen near your house or in the courtyard of your house. You can even ask helps like watering your plants or taking your dog out for a walk. When they come to your house for cutting bushes or feeding your dog, they will know if any one entered your house or not. So, whenever you plan for a vacation it is good to inform your close neighbors about the trip.

Don’t give publicity about your trip – It’s the nature to people to announce about their vacation trip to others. News can spread from one person to other in so many ways. This includes mouth-to-mouth dissemination, E-mail, e-chat, blogs and through social networking sites. If it is a public figure, then they will advertise about their vacation trip even in the media. When the news about your vacation trip spread to a large area, people who are keen about these types of news will closely watch your activities.

Cancel your deliveries – It’s not good to see newspapers lying on the portico when you are away for a long vacation. So it’s better to cancel newspapers of those days. You can also ask the post service people to handover your letters to your neighbor or keep it with them till you return from the trip.

Make it look like you are at home- You should try to create an atmosphere where others feel like someone is living in the house. You can do this by setting timers on lights, TV and stereos. You can even ask your neighbor to mow your lawn and clean the portico. Always to try keep the telephone ringer tone in a low or off mode. It is not advisable to leave your key hidden outside your house. Either you take it with yourself or handover it to your trusted friends or neighbors.

Things to check before leaving the home – Ensure that the windows are locked and well protected. Turn off the water valves for the outside taps. Then, if you have a garage, make sure it is locked properly.

Annphilip - About Author:
As a freelancer, Ann likes to scribble about advantages of home security system. On long vacations she goes for adventure trips. Whenever she goes out ADT Security Systems protects her house.

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