Your Security System
• First and foremost, you should make sure that your house alarm is adequate and up to date. Newer home security systems come fully equipped with wireless alarms that monitor all entry points to your house, sounding alarms and notifying the authorities in the event of an intrusion.
• Remote monitoring is also available for modern home security systems, and can be a great investment if you plan on being away very often. What this means is that you can arm, disarm, and monitor your security system remotely from your cell phone or smart device, allowing you control over your home security at all times.
• You can also look into additional security features, if you truly want to make your home as secure as possible. For example, you may want to install motion detectors or security cameras to help guard your home while you are away.
• Finally, you should also make sure that your home is equipped with smoke detectors. This way, if some sort of accident should befall your house in your absence, and a fire should occur, your smoke detectors will sound an alarm, and help will be on its way to salvage your property.
Personal Security Measures
• Let your neighbors know any time you leave town for an extended period of time. While they will not be responsible for keeping your home safe, they can at least serve as extra eyes to notice if anything isn’t as it should be on your property.
• Set your home up in a way that makes it look occupied while you are away. This can involve leaving a car in the driveway or garage, leaving a light on, and even having people collect your mail and newspapers so that no pileup is noticed. An occupied home is a less appealing target for a potential thief or vandal.
- Joe Mitchell is an online freelance writer who has contributed to a range of websites including Homesecuritysystem.com, as well as others in the fields of security, home improvement, and family matters.