Protect Your Prized Property with Safety Precautions
A vacation home can be a great place to unwind after a long and stressful work week. It can also be a great place to host family holidays and gatherings. But, what happens when you’re not there? If you aren’t in your vacation home regularly, it can be difficult to keep an eye on it to ensure its safety. To help are these necessary security measures that should be taken to protect the home year-round in addition to a quality home insurance policy.
- Install a monitoring system
Tech has advanced the way we protect our homes. Install cameras that send real-time video to your smartphone so that you can check up on your vacation property while at work or home. Some come with a two-way speaker system, meaning that you can ward off potential thieves before they get a chance to scope out the property.
- Lock all windows and doors
It sounds simple but so many homeowners forget to double-check windows and doors before they leave. In fact, 40 percent of all home invasions occur without forced entry. Before you leave your vacation property, take time to lock all windows and door, especially ground-level ones.
- Make it look occupied
Even if you don’t live in your vacation home year-round, you can make it look like you do. Vacant homes appeal to burglars, so make sure the mail and newspapers don’t pile up, the yard is well-maintained, and lights are on an automatic timer so it looks like someone is home to turn them on and off.
Whether you’re looking for home insurance for your full-time residence, vacation spot, or high-value property, the team at Nahai Insurance Services can help. Contact us today to get started!