Summer is ending and with it the ushering in of Fall. Labor Day weekend is the final weekend of summer and a time when last minute vacations are taken. Capecode did an article on how to keep your valuables and home safe during your vacation. You can enjoy the article below.
Here are some basic safety tips to ensure that your home stays safe over the Labor Day weekend below:
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON: Integrate light timers or smart lights that you can control with your phone to make your home look lived-in and deter break-ins.
MIND THE FRONT DOOR: 34% of break-ins occur at the front door. Monitor when the door is open versus closed (or has been tampered with). You can get the new doorbell ringers that have cameras and you can see the action at your front door even when you are not home.
CHECK WINDOW LOCKS: 23% of break-ins occur through first-floor windows. Use classic sash locks to keep windows locked, and install wireless motion sensors on your doors and windows to be alerted if a window is opened.
ANS AND A/C UNITS: A popular summertime burglary entry point: pushing in a window A/C unit. Install motion sensors near window A/C units, and consider uninstalling window A/C units if you’re leaving town.
BEWARE OF SLIDING DOORS: Sliding doors are another popular entry point, as the locks are generally easy to pick. Install physical barrier bars in the tracks, and set up motion detectors in the vicinity.
WATCH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA: Be careful of what you post on your social media pages about being out of town. Be mindful of what you are putting out there to the masses.
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