How do you protect your home away from home? Of course, we’re talking about vacation homes and security in this blog post.
So, if you have a vacation home, then naturally, security should be a top priority. As you likely only visit once or twice a year, how are you supposed to ensure it remains protected?
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Take control of your vacation home
If you currently do not have any security set up at your vacation home, then you’re doing it all wrong.
Sorry to break the news to you!
Despite this, endless security options are available, allowing you to monitor your vacation home and remain confident in its security.
Install indoor and outdoor security cameras at your vacation home
Modern security cameras allow you to access live footage of a property.
Installing cameras at your vacation home allows you to tune in at any time to see exactly what is going on. However, if you rent out your vacation home when you’re not there, then indoor cameras should not be used for obvious reasons.
In the event of an incident, your security cameras will hopefully capture any required footage to speed up insurance claims. Furthermore, having security cameras often deters crime in itself, providing further protection.
Alongside installing security cameras at your vacation home, you should consider positioning several motion sensors, too.
Motion sensors provide an alert when movement is detected. These can also be programmed to set off an alarm or to send a text or call alert to you or even the local authorities.
Once again, if you’re not in the same state or even country, then you need all the help you can get in the event of an incident.
Make it look like someone lives in your vacation home
Finally, this is an old piece of advice, but still, nonetheless, very relevant! When you’re not at your second home, you should make it look like someone lives there.
For example, you can leave some of the blinds or curtains open and set up timers on lights and security lights.
There are several other things you can do, too. This could include asking a neighbor to put out your bins occasionally or handing a key to a trusted friend or family member to check on the place once in a while.
For more advice on protecting your home, be sure to read our blog.