Securing Your Home While Away

Whether you’re ready for it or not the holidays will soon be upon us (it’s December already!). This means that if you haven’t started your holiday shopping that it’s best to do it sooner rather than later as things will only get busier as time goes on. The holidays also represent a time of year when many people decide to take a vacation in order to escape from everything (mainly frigid weather) for a little.

Whenever you have to be away from your home for a prolonged period of time for any reason, it’s important to ensure that everything is securely protected in order to have peace of mind. Here are some ways to add some extra security to your home while away:

Consider Hiring a House Sitter/Pet Sitter

The best way to make sure your house is safe while you’re gone is to have someone you trust still living in it. You may be lucky enough to have a tidy and conscientious relative who’ll move in temporarily and water the plants, feed the pets and pick up the newspapers.

Put a Hold on your Mail

When you’re leaving for more than a couple of days, call your local post office to stop mail delivery until you get back. They can hold mail from three to 30 days. In many locations, you can even submit a stop mail request online. Just enter your address and stop and start dates.

Make your Home look Lived In

An occupied home looks lived in. Lights go on and off, and cars come and go. When you’re away, everything stops. To help create the illusion that the residence is still occupied, invest in timers that turn on the interior lights for a few hours every evening. If you can get a neighbour to take out your garbage and put the cans back after the garbage pickup, it’s another way to send the message that everything is proceeding normally at your house.”

The best way to ensure that your home is kept safe while your there or not is to get a professional to outfit it with the best in home security technology. At Henderson Security, your Ottawa home security experts we offer a wide range of home security options to meet all needs and budgets. Make your home a #HendersonHome !