Protecting your home while you’re away is key to ensuring a peaceful return from your travels. Here are a few ways to keep an eye on your house while you’re out of town.
Purchase a timer or smart plug.
It’s better not to keep your lights blazing the entire time you are away, but instead use a traditional light timer or a modern smart plug that allows you to control lights with an app. Your electric bill will thank you.
Stop mail and newspaper deliveries.
By going online, you can place a hold on your mail and newspapers so passers-by aren’t alerted to the pile growing on your porch or driveway.
Alert your neighbor.
Give a heads up to a trusted neighbor when you’ll be leaving town, and make sure they have your current contact number. An extra set of attentive eyes may be your best defense against crime.