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How to Keep an Eye on Your Home When You Are Out of Town

Even if you are only leaving town for a couple of days in the working week or for a long weekend, it is still important to ensure that you leave your house looking like it is occupied and to keep one eye on your home when you are away.

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Even if you are only leaving town for a couple of days in the working week or for a long weekend, it is still important to ensure that you leave your house looking like it is occupied and to keep one eye on your home when you are away.

With that being said, continue reading to learn how to keep an eye on your home when you are out of town.

Enlist the Help of Your Neighbors

In an ideal situation, you will have been living in your neighborhood for a number of years and are at least on friendly speaking terms with the people who live either side of you and opposite your home.

If not, then it is time to make friends with your neighbors because the people who are in the best possible position to keep an eye on your house are the ones who live right there next to you. Neighbors can help look after your pets, remove the mail from building up in your mailbox, open and close the window drapes to make it look like someone is there at night, and switch the lights on and off to mirror attendance.

In addition, it should also be par for the course to sign up for a Neighborhood Watch scheme.

Install Smart Home Technology

There is a myriad of different types of smart home technologies, all with different functions and associated benefits, and one of the best ways to protect your home is to invest in one or more of such pieces of equipment.

From the highly popular digital thermostat to the incredibly secure smart doorbell system, the latter of which can cover the entirety of your front door, porch, and front garden and will activate via motion sensor when anyone walks onto your property, there are so many options to choose from.

Stay Away from Social Media

Obviously, it is more than acceptable to still visit your various social media sites and pages, but you absolutely must avoid posting anything about your impending business trip or family vacation.

Basically, do not make it easy for anybody to work out that you are not at home and that your property will be left unoccupied. You should only upload any photographs you take while you are away to your social media when you return home.

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Going Away for a Longer Period of Time?

When leaving your home unattended for a longer period of time than a couple of days, there are certainly additional steps you should take to ensure your property is safe and secure in your absence.

For instance, you should look to cancel regular deliveries like newspapers, magazines, fruit, vegetables, and milk, as you do not want them to build up outside your door. Make sure the outside trash cans do not have any perishables inside that will smell over time and make sure your valuables are clearly out of sight.

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