When we decide to travel with our family to rest from labor and domestic responsibilities is important not to forget protect the safety of our home that will remain uninhabited for some days. This is important to follow these recommendations to avoid us not only theft but other problems that endanger our home as fires, gas leaks, etc.

  • The absence of moving home can perceive thieves a unique opportunity to take away your property so it is recommended that you ask a trusted neighbor to make a visit to the house in your absence.
  • Before you leave home, check that you have cut the power to all connected elements are not working. Also make sure you have cut water and gas valves closing.
  • If you make the trip using the car, it is advisable to carry luggage inside the garage to keep someone on the street right now observe and learn about his departure.
  • Have a neighbor collect your mail from the mailbox because the accumulation of envelopes in the door of your home can be suspected criminals who are not at home. Unsubscribe to prevent accumulation of newspapers or magazines at the door of the apartment.
  • Avoid naked eye bank keys, money or jewelry. Put passwords on your computers and tablets to hide access to personal information to offenders. Mark and catalog the valuables you have in your home for easy identification in case they are recovered after a theft or hinder their posterior circulation and sale. You can even take pictures of each.
  • Before you leave check the locks on the doors and windows are in good condition. In case you find a fault, please repair it because it is an opportunity for access to criminals. Check for a gap between the floor and the door that can be used by thieves to pry the front door of the house.
  • If you have a voice mail, don’t use it on holidays. This will prevent the phone to ring for several minutes, warning that no one to answer. Try to leave your phone with a lower ringtone.
  • Communicate only to your closest family about your absence and let them a key and phone number to visit the house and can contact you in case of emergency. Do not advertise your journey from unknown or blogs, social networks or chats. Use caution and avoid too many people will find out that you will leave the house alone.
  • Check the external lights. Make sure all bulbs are working properly and consider installing motion-sensitive perimeter of the house lights.
  • Install curtains so that the inside cannot be seen from outside. If you have trees in your yard or near your home, prune because they can be used to access the upper windows or the terrace.
  • It is always advisable to have an alarm system, security doors or motion detectors. Also, severable install a timer that turns lights in different environments and at different times during his absence. It is convenient to simulate that the house is inhabited by what he leaves hanging clothes and blinds half down.