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Home Ownership 101: Tips for Protecting Your Home When Your Away


Summer is here and whether you are going on a beach vacation, traveling for many months, or just a business weekend trip, you need to make sure that you are properly and fully protecting your home as best as you can. These days, it is easier than ever to do this, thanks to a few specific improvements and innovations in the world of tech. Let’s take a  look at some of the best of these that you might want to make use of in order to properly protect your home when you are away from it for a long period of time.


Entrust It With A Friend

If you have someone in your life whom you trust well enough, you can always get them to look after the property for you while you are away. If you are a gardener you will definitely want someone to take care or your plants too. A trustworthy fried, family member or neighbor can keep on eye on things while you enjoy you’re time away. With  the right person, you know on a personal basis, you can simply call or text for peace of mind that you’re home (and garden) are in good hands.


Install A Noise Detector

One of the recent innovations that have been becoming more and more popular in recent years is the noise detector. With a noise detector, you are going to be able to see whether there is anything going on in the home without you being there. This can be helpful if, for instance, you are worried about burglaries or other forms of break-in – or even if you are just concerned that your children might host a party! Protect your property with a noise detector and these issues will be much reduced.



Use A Doorbell Camera


You have probably seen the new doorbell cameras that you can get now. These are a highly useful way of literally keeping an eye on your home while you are not there, and sometimes they come with a range of other features as well, helping you to see what is going on no matter where in the world you might be. You can even call the emergency services through the associated app, should you need to. These are becoming more affordable, so it might be a good time to start thinking about getting one for your home.


Take Care With Social Media

If you happen to frequently use social media, you might want to think about limiting your use in the days prior to vacation. Someone looking at your feed can generally get a good sense of when you are at home and when you are not. Take great care what you post and when you post, and if you are really concerned about safety, wait to post vacation pictures until your are home and not while you are away.


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As an added bonus, you might find you are spending less time on social media while on vacation and actually enjoying being present in the moment!

If you are going on vacation this summer or any time you have to be away from home, taking advantage of these tips will help increase the safety of your home and ensure you peace of mind. 

Happy travels!

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