Apartment Safety Tips When Vacationing
You deserve to enjoy your vacation as much as possible, so the last thing you need is to worry about whether or not your apartment is safe while you are away. And yet, there is always that feeling of, “Did I lock all the doors and turn off all the electronics?” that is enough to ruin your entire time away.
We know how hard you work, which is why we want to help you have the best vacation possible. To make sure that happens, here are some apartment safety tips when vacationing that we think you should consider.
Managing Your Services
You’ve probably heard before that it’s a good idea for you to stop your mail and newspaper services while you are away. That is incredibly true, as a pile of stacked mail or newspaper outside your apartment is a sure-tell sign that you are away. However, there are other services that you may be forgetting, such as that weekly milk delivery or that package you ordered a few weeks ago. Whatever it may be, be sure to manage all of your services before you head out. This will help you to relax knowing that your apartment doesn’t have any obvious signs that nobody is home.
Phone A Friend
Consider calling someone you trust to have them stop by occasionally while you are on vacation. While they are there, they can check all of the entrance points to ensure that everything is safe, while also making sure that your mail and newspaper services did, in fact, stop. Also, having someone go in and out of your apartment daily will help to detract untrustworthy neighbors, as they’ll see a lot of commotion going on.
Secure Your Home With Technology
If there is nobody that you trust to look over your home (and you aren’t alone if that’s the case), you are still in luck. That is because we live in a day-and-age where you can monitor your home from anywhere in the world with the technology that is right in the palm of your hand. There are a ton of different apps that you can add to your computer, which you can then access from your mobile device to monitor activity. You can also consider adding your own in-home security system, which may include cameras and other monitoring tools. In-home security is a great way to keep your apartment safe while you are on vacation, but also in the future when you return from your time away.
Make It Look Like No One Ever Left
In some cases, you might just want to make it look like nobody even left your home. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, put your lights on a timer that regulate when they come on. When they turn on at night, people outside will assume that someone is home. Even though you may not want to pay for the electricity of running the lights while you aren’t home, doing so may be what you need as a deterrent to keep your apartment safe while on vacation.
To keep peace of mind on your next vacation, consider the tips on this list for keeping your apartment safe when vacationing.