Are You Making These Travel Mistakes? Protect Your Home Over Spring Break!

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March has arrived and that means Spring Break will soon be here! For many, it’s a time to hit the road and enjoy a long break from work, school and home responsibilities! But, wait – you may be ready for a break but is your home prepared? There are some important things to keep in mind, whether you are away for a few days or a few weeks. Make sure you protect your home and valuables you’re leaving behind and avoid common travel mistakes!

Keep your travels offline.

Sharing your spring break vacation plans on social media is an open invitation to thieves who are looking for an easy target. You may be tempted to share your exciting travel plans or post photos while you are away; but wait until you are back to share those photos online.

Put a hold on your mail.

The post office allows you to put a hold on your mail while you are away. This eliminates the potential for overflowing mailboxes and packages sitting outside. Don’t let people catch on to your absence by stacked up mail.

Tell those you trust.

Let neighbors or family you trust know you will be away. They can check in on your house from time-to-time. Have someone shovel the driveway and/or sidewalk while you are gone, giving the appearance you are home.

Check on your home from anywhere.

With a home security system you can keep an eye on your house while away. Make sure your system is armed and know when or if someone triggers an alarm immediately and take action.

Make your home look occupied.

Home automation allows you to control lights, thermostats, doors, and much more. Have your lights turn on at night to help give the appearance of someone at home.

Answer your door from anywhere.

Video doorbell allows you to see, hear and speak to any visitor (wanted or unwanted) at your door. Receive alerts, access camera feed and review events from the palm of your hand.

Update your call list.

Already have a security system in your home? Let your local security company know you are leaving and make sure your call list is up-to-date in case they need to contact you while you are away.

If you do have a security system, be sure to have visible yard signs and stickers showing your home is protected.

By checking off the tasks on this list, you can leave for your vacation with peace of mind. Enjoy a worry-free vacation with help from your local, trusted security partner- Custom Alarm, providing Peace of Mind for 50 years.

Now you can enjoy your spring break vacation! Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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