logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Family Travel Site

BellaOnline's Family Travel Editor

g

Tips to Secure Your Home During Your Vacation

Guest Author - Claudine Williams

Are you fearful that someone may break into your home while you are away on vacation? You are not alone. I think that most people are afraid that while they are away on vacation, thieves or vandals might do some dirty work at their residence. Donít let that fear keep you from having an extended vacation with your family. Some of the latest smart home technology gadgets can help you keep your home safer while you are relaxing on vacation.

Not knowing whatís happening back home can make anyone uneasy. Sure, you can ask friends and family members to drive buy your home or come inside and water your plants, but when you are away you canít really dictate how often they stop by. What if they get too busy to make the trip? I love the latest spy cams that empower owners. With strategically-placed video cameras, you can check on your home when you want to see whatís going on. You can monitor your home via your cell phone, laptop computer, or notebook. So, if you want to make sure that your landscaper cut the grass, you can take a peak and see. If you want to see if your window is secure, you can probably check that out, too. I think that it would be smart to position the cameras so you can see if you have junk mail on your front door, because thatís a telling sign that no one hasnít been home for a while.

Once you see the junk mail, you can ask a friend or neighbor to remove it, and then you can check to see if the good Samaritan did as you asked.
I know that whenever I leave home, I always double-check to make sure my doors are all locked. The latest smart home gizmos actually allow home owners to lock their doors while they are away. You can also control your lights, which really can give the impression that someoneís home. Iíd take it a step further and control the television, because the sound and lights from the TV can probably fool anyone who is casually checking your home out.

The security measures I outlined will help give others the impression that your home is lived in while you are away, but an alarm system that will alert you and the police that something is awry will keep your home even safer. As soon as your homeís security is breached, youíll know. Hopefully, the intruders will vacate the premises and others will get the picture not to tamper with your property while you are away.
Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to Twitter Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to Facebook Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to MySpace Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to Del.icio.us Digg Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to Yahoo My Web Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to Google Bookmarks Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to Stumbleupon Add Tips+to+Secure+Your+Home+During+Your+Vacation to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Family Travel Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Claudine Williams. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Claudine Williams. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Tiffiny Spire for details.

g


g features
Things to do in and around Yellowstone

Glamping is a Great Form of Travel Accomodation

Visit a State Park as a Family Outing

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor