Going on vacation is a time where you need to be reducing your stress and taking some time to rest and relax. The last thing you need to be worrying about in this situation is theft. Here at Smart Vision Plus, we want to do anything possible so that your home can stay safe while you’re enjoying your time away. One of the main ways to do so is with high quality security camera devices, but in the meantime we want to offer some helpful advice. To learn about how to keep your home safe during a vacation, check out the information we have provided below. 

Visuals Are Key 

When it comes to potential break-ins, making sure your home looks occupied as often as possible is great in keeping everything safe. Some of the main mind-tricks you can use to enforce this visual include: 

  • Putting any and all deliveries on hold. When a potential intruder sees packages at your front door, you’re more susceptible to stolen packages and a break-in, as people will assume you’re not home when the mailbox/front door is full of deliveries. 
  • Keep outdoor maintenance appointments. When you have professionals work on your gardening/other outdoor duties while you’re away, your home will seem occupied even when it isn’t. 
  • Ask a family member/friend to pop by every now and then. Whether it is to look after your pet, put away garbage or collect mail, having someone visit every once and a while will turn away any intruders while you’re away. 

Lock Everything 

While to many people, “locking everything” means your standard garage door, front door and back door, we mean something more than that. Locking everything means locking all of your doors, windows, pet doors, mail slots or any other type of openings before going on vacation. After all, it takes one little thing being left open for someone to find a way inside of your home. If your garage door cannot be locked via a key and you have it operating on machinery, turn the automatic door opener off and replace it with a padlock so no one can get inside the garage. Keeping your garage door locked is especially important if you have a door in your garage that leads to the inside of your home. 

Avoid Posting on Social Media While Away 

If you are an avid user of social media and happen to have a good majority of your local neighbourhood on your followers list, it may be best to avoid posting until you get back. Announcing your presence away from your home to as little as one potential burglar that knows of your location can be the difference between a safe home and an unsafe one. While we understand that it can be fun to post about your expeditions online, sometimes it’s best to wait until you’re certain you’re back home. 

Invest in Quality Security Today 

When everything is said and done, one of the most effective ways to keep your home safe while on vacay is by purchasing security systems for your space. This way, any potential burglar will see how well your place is monitored and find somewhere else to go. The best part? With many of the security devices we offer at Smart Vision Plus, you’re one Wi-Fi connection away from having full access to your security cameras and what they see in real time! To learn more about our security systems in Toronto and how they can keep your home safe while on vacation or otherwise, be sure to call us at 1-833-880-4591 today.