Three Tips To Keep You From Worrying While Traveling This Summer
With so many ways for potential thieves to know you are traveling these days, security is likely on your mind before you hit the road for the summer holidays, whether it is a quick getaway or a longer trip. Follow these three tips to keep your home and valuables safe when away.
1. Consider An Indoor Camera System.
It’s easy to monitor your house these days with your smartphone or tablet by purchasing an indoor camera audio-visual system from Blink. The Blink Home Security Camera records in crystal-clear HD video and let you identify who is in your house to easily protect against potential burglaries with alerts sent straight to your phone. You can also arm and disarm the cameras remotely via Google Calendars or by sending a text message. Finally, Blink is integrated into Amazon Alexa, which lets you secure your home hands-free with voice control.
2. Think Before You Post.
One way that thieves can easily discover if you are out of town is if you post a lot to social media in a public capacity. If your home will be empty while you are traveling then consider making your Instagram private and setting your Facebook to “friends only” while on the road, so that your whereabouts are kept more confidential. Then when you return home you can make everything public to share your vacation pictures with the world.
3. Tell the Police.
Some local police departments will do an extra patrol around your home if you alert them you are going to be away for more than a week. It’s also a good idea to leave a house key and the code to any security system you have with someone you trust, then give their name and phone number to the police department. This is particularly helpful when traveling to destinations where there is a significant time difference.