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How to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re on Vacation

Whether you’re heading out on your first summer vacation or your third, your home is an important thing to keep safe while you’re away. Reduce your stress of worrying about your belongings by following these tips from our EWR Airport parking members to protect them:

Skip the Spare Key

Lots of homeowners leave a spare key outside of their home for friends or family members to use, but when you’re away, you’ll want to eliminate any opportunity for a thief to break in. Remove the spare key from under your rock, door mat, deck, or any other hiding place you may have it.

Have a Neighbor Get Your Mail

If you’re gone for a long period of time, your mail is going to start piling up and it could cause some questions for those around your home – especially if you’ve ordered packages and they sit at your door for days on end. Ask a neighbor to help you out and collect your mail while you’re gone.

Use Your Lights

When your lights are on, it looks like you’re home and therefore, is a deterrent for thieves. Invest in a few light timers and set them to turn your lights on for a few hours every night to give the impression you’re not away. With today’s technology, you can also invest in apps that let you control your lighting right from your phone.

Invest in Security

One of the best ways to protect your home while you’re away is to invest in a home security system. Today, there are a variety of companies that specialize in security for all types of homes, so do some research and choose one that’s right for your home and family.

Disconnect Your Garage Door

With today’s technology, thieves can easily hack into a variety of garage door openers and once they do, they’ll have easy access to inside of your home. Do yourself a favor and disconnect your garage door opener before you leave for vacation. This is just one more way to keep unwanted people out.

Use Your Locks

Before you go, lock and re-lock every lock that you have in your home. From your bedroom door to your garage door to your screen or storm door, you can never be too careful. The more locks around your home, the harder it will be to access your valuables.

Install Cameras

If your home security system doesn’t come with cameras, grab some of your own and install them in premier places around your home. Aim them towards obvious entry points and you’ll be able to go back and see who has tampered with your home while you were gone.

To keep your car safe while you’re away, make an EWR Airport parking reservation with NALTP!