Summertime is here and vacation planning is taking place. It is not unusual for many of us to relax our guard during summer by opening windows for fresh air, leaving the doors unlocked or worse completely open. If we do take off on a short trip we still need to do a little preparation and make sure our home is secure. There is nothing worse than coming home to vandalized property or worse a burglary that could have been avoided.
It is sad to say no matter where you live any type of neighborhood is subject to a possible break in. Many of us think we do not have anything anybody else would want anyway but you never know until something is missing how much you wanted it. Plus, there is a feeling of someone violating your domain, the place where you live, eat, sleep and reside.
If you can afford a security system that is terrific. But the very least you can do is make sure you secure your doors and windows downstairs, upstairs and in the basement if you have one before leaving on that trip. You will want to make sure you have deadbolts on your doors and security locks on your windows. Will this stop someone from breaking a window and entering. Probably not and this is where a security system preferably with cameras add an extra dimension of safety.
Do yourself a favor and call Lockbusters to come out and do a free evaluation with suggestions on the most economical way to protect yourself when traveling this summer. What have you got to lose?