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Tips to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

You’ve packed your suitcases and booked your plane tickets, but in all that hurry forgot to keep your residence tidy and secure. This can lead to massive dangers to your house when your away as thieves can easily spot vacant houses. Thus, read on to know some ways to prep your house before you hit the road for a vacation so it doesn’t seem empty and attract the attention of burglars. 

Go for a security system 

The simplest way to secure your residence is via an effective home security system. With perimeter detection and motion sensors, Cheetah Locksmith safeguards your house in the event of a break-in. We also offer remote monitoring, so that you can monitor your house via your smartphone when away on a vacation. 

Install an alarm security system with a panic button 

Installing a supervised alarm security system with a panic alert functions well when it comes to one’s protection and security. Just one press of the button and it transmits a panic signal to the allocated control room. They then contact the person in distress and also the police authorities, ambulance, and fire authorities. This is a very operative and rapid way of fetching help to your door in an immediate means. 

Have bright lighting

It is often noticed that burglars take advantage of the dim and dark lighted corners of the house. Long summer nights are an ideal chance for burglars to sneak inside the house and steal the precious valuables. A motion detector lighting system will allow your house to be safer during long summer nights when you’re away.

Go for roller shutters and window locks 

Make sure that your window locks are key-locked so that no one can break the window glass and enter the house. If the window is key-locked, the burglar will take more time to remove the glass and enter, basically slowing their entire process while the police arrive. Similarly, roller shutters offer actual insulation and security. They can be a bit expensive but they have plentiful benefits if one considers from a security point of view. 

Tidy up the Lawn before your Vacation 

Tidy up your residence for your departure by positioning valuables - bikes, tools, and grills – in a protected shed or garage, and trimming the shrubs so that the burglars cannot hide while trying to break into your house. Scan your house for anything that burglars might use to break into your house, such as a hammer or brick, and place it inside. 

Always be in connect with your neighbors

Neighbors may come to your rescue in cases where you are not at home and the same has to be kept safe and secure. In that case, always make sure that you have good relations with your neighbors.

Restrict the use of social media 

We understand that you would want to post those amazing pictures while vacationing, however, what you must take care of is that you don’t go around advertising that you are going out, on every social media platform. 

We at Cheetah Locksmith provide expert and professional assistance and will always be at your beck and call. We focus on commercial and residential security apart from automotive lock and security systems. With one of the finest services, we are a trusted and affordable locksmith service. We are a full-service company and with the aim of customer satisfaction, we will make sure that you don’t feel stranded in any situation. We're also available in both St. Louis and Kansas City!

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