Whether you’re planning a brief getaway or spending the winter months down south, it’s important to take precautions to keep your home safe while you’re away. There are many simple things you can do to deter break-ins, minimize risk of damage and ensure your peace of mind when no one is home.
Consider these tips next time you are planning a trip:
- Ensure all doors and windows are properly closed and locked, including basement windows and the garage door.
- Set timers on indoor and outdoor lights, so there is a natural rhythm to when lights are on and off. Leaving the lights on 24/7 for several days or weeks is a clear sign that no one is home.
- Secure expensive valuables such as jewellery, cash or important sentimental items in a home safe