Travel Safety Tips

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Vacation Safety Tips when Traveling from Protection 1

Vacation should be a time of rest and relaxation. Worrying about the safety of your home and valuables should not be a top priority while traveling. The following vacation and travel safety tips from Protection 1 will help you make sure you take all the necessary precautions and preparations before heading out on your trip.

  • Secure all the windows in your home, including those upstairs. Reduce the chance of easy entry in to your home by cutting tree limbs away from second-story windows.
  • Remove objects in your yard or driveway that might allow access to your home, such as ladders or trashcans that could be used to enter a window or scale a fence.
  • Do not post messages or updates on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc letting people know that you will be out of town.
  • Turn your telephone ringer down, so no one outside can hear repeated rings, and review your answering machine message to make sure it does not imply you are away.
  • Make sure to have all mail, newspapers and deliveries stopped or picked by a neighbor, friend or relative while you’re away.
  • Never leave a key hidden outside. Burglars know all the best hiding places.
  • Use automatic timers to operate the lights or operate the lights remotely using our home automation system.
  • Have a friend move your car occasionally if it is parked in the driveway.
  • Take care when disposing of product packaging, so that you aren’t “advertising” recent, high-dollar purchases.
  • Summer home owners should also consider Web-enabled security systems that offer remote monitoring and control such as eSecure from Protection 1, which sends owners e-mail and text-message security updates and provides remote video monitoring.

Fully enjoy your next adventure by making sure you follow these travel safety tips. Your home’s safety will not be compromised and you can travel without the added stress.