Do It Yourself Home Security Tips
When Planning A Vacation

Do it yourself home security tips and advice.

The following do it yourself home security tips and advice will show you what you can do to protect your home before leaving on vacation. You'll learn what preparations to make in and around your home and how to protect  your personal information at the airport. Yes, taking a vacation is an exciting time for everyone. However, coming back and finding out that your home was burglarized can be devastating.

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Vacation safety tips.

Don't Advertise It - When planning a vacation, make sure you don’t advertise it publicly. The less people who know that you will be away from home the better. You can tell a few close family members and trusted friends. But, don't tell the whole world. Wait until you return from your trip to tell people what a great time you had.


Airport security.

Luggage ID Tags - When packing your bags, never fill out the Luggage ID tag that comes with the luggage. Write down your information on a piece of paper and keep it inside the luggage. Burglars and thieves also go to the airport and your personal information on the ID tag of your suitcase can be viewed by them or anybody else for that matter. They know you're leaving and that your home will most likely be unoccupied. If they have your name and destination information, they may be able to find your home address. Don't give them that opportunity. If your bags get lost, the airline can look inside your bag for information of ownership.


Vacation security tips.

Maintain Your Home's Exterior - While on vacation, make sure that you maintain your home's exterior. This do it yourself home security tip is very easy to implement. You want to create the illusion that someone is always home.

So, what can you do? Simple. Arrange to have your mail picked up. Have someone routinely cut your grass or shovel the snow. On garbage day, have one of the neighbors put out the trash for you.

A simple and effective home safety tip is to ask one of your neighbors to park their car in your driveway while you’re away. If you leave your car at home, have someone move it from time to time. You can be on vacation, but your home must give the illusion that there is always someone home.


Home security and monitoring.

Interior Home Safety Tips - Protecting the interior of your home is extremely important. This is especially true when you're away. A break-in or burglary can leave you feeling like your home was violated and you are now vulnerable and dis-empowered.

There are many effective do it yourself home security practices that you can apply to help prevent this from happening. There are specific home security measures that you can take to protect your living space.

You can:

  • Notify your alarm company that you're going on vacation, and to tell them how long you will be away for.
  • Have the interior of your home look occupied and lived-in while you're away by using automatic timers to turn on your lights, television sets and radios.
  • Turn off your telephone ringer before you leave on vacation. A phone that rings endlessly and is never answered is a clear sign that no one is home.
  • Make sure your answering machine does not mention your absence.
  • Unplug your garage door opener so that no one with a similar remote can possibly open your door.
  • Leave a contact phone number with a trusted neighbor or a close relative so that they can reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • And of course arm your alarm system before you leave.

These do it yourself home security tips are designed to keep your home safe and secure while you're on vacation.

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