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Home Security Tips for Those That Travel Often

If you are a frequent traveler, then you spend a good amount of your time away from your home. When this happens, you may be constantly worried about your home and if everything is secure enough until you get back. Well, the good news is there are several tips you can follow to ensure the security and protection of your home if you are a frequent traveler.

Placement of Security Cameras

First, you want to make sure that all of your security cameras have been properly installed in strategic locations inside and outside of the home. Next, you want to make sure that you have access to remote monitoring capabilities so you can check in on your home from anywhere and at any time as long as you have an internet connection.

Remote access monitoring is just another way to have even greater peace of mind while you are away because you will be able to view your property whenever you need to. 

Wireless Security Systems

The wireless security systems we have today come with many features that the older systems did not have. The remote access monitoring is just one of these premium features that allow for ease of use and convenience when it comes to keeping up with your security system.

Make the Home Appear Occupied

In addition to properly installed security cameras, remote access monitoring capabilities, and a high-quality surveillance system, you should also make the home appear occupied if you plan on leaving. A vacant home is an easy target for a burglar.

Well-Maintained Lawn

To do this, make sure that your lawn and home look well-maintained and kept up with. It is a good idea to hire a landscaping service that can take care of this for you until you return so your yard always looks its best. An unkempt yard makes it look as if the homeowner has left and is unable to do the work because they aren't there. 

No Newspaper or Mail Piles

In the same respect, you should also have someone that can come and collect any mail or newspapers that have been delivered as well. Or, you can call the post office and have your deliveries placed on hold until you return home.

Timers and Motion Lights

Leaving your lights on when you leave isn't recommended unless they are placed on a timer so they can be turned on and off at random intervals throughout the day. If a burglar sees the lights in the house are on all the time, even in the middle of the night, they will assume the lights were used to make it look like someone was there and will know that the house is vacant.

Now that you have a few good tips to use moving forward for your next trip away from home, maybe it is also time to take a closer look at your security system. Is it updated? Does it continue to fit the unique needs of your home? Timers and motion lights are always good features to have when you find yourself traveling frequently.

If it is time for an upgrade or you have questions about the features you may currently have, contact Security Feed in Sterling, VA before your next trip. 

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