Keep Your Home Safe from Intruders Even While You are Travelling

Posted By on December 23, 2011

10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe From Intruders while You are Traveling

 

  1. Hide your hide- a – key somewhere other than under the front door mat. Simple, yes, but you’d be surprised how many people still do this.
  2. Keep bushes around doors and windows trimmed so it is difficult to hide behind them.
  3. Install motion detector lights in your backyard/ around your garage area
  4. Install an alarm and use it.
  5. When travelling, have your neighbor take out your garbage cans on garbage day and bring them back in that night.
  6. Discontinue mail and newspapers when you are away from home or have someone pick them up every day.
  7. Have someone mow your lawn while you are gone.
  8. Use timers on lamps inside your home so that different lamps are on at different times of day/ night.
  9. Make sure your exterior doors are well braced: dead bolts for doors and strong bars for sliding glass doors.
  10.  Don’t leave out tools that could help an intruder enter your home. Be sure to lock up ladders, hammers, saws and other tools so criminals don’t use your own tools against you.

This public service announcement is brought to you by your friends at Potterhill Homes.

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About the authors

As the people behind Potterhill Homes, we have some pretty strong feelings about energy efficiency and green building. And we don't always agree! But we are commited to building a best homes we can and bringing you along on our journey to figure out exactly what that means! Thanks for checking out our site. My Google Profile+