Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
Many burglars target homes that look vacant. If the owner has not maintained the yard, taken the newspapers off the driveway, or given the overall impression of an occupied house, burglars are far more likely to attempt a break-in. In a recent blog post, Home Security Northwest, a home security systems provider, released tips on how homeowners can protect their houses while on vacation. The post analyses tips from the Oregon Home Improvement company, a business that specializes in home restoration and improvement.
The five tips given focus on how to make your house look occupied, since burglars are far more likely to target unoccupied homes. One suggestion is stopping the mail and newspaper. This eliminates obvious signs of a vacant house. The article also suggests homeowners hire a landscaper or a friend to mow and maintain the yard. Getting a family friend to house sit is one effective way to make a house look lived in. House sitters are “a great deal, even if you have to pay them for their services, because it could prevent a break-in, and the average cost of a home burglary is over $2,000,” according to post.
Other tips offered in the article include waiting to post about a vacation until homeowners return. Burglars are avid social media users, surprisingly, and they can use it to find potential targets. Although all these steps can effectively protect homes, the best way to prevent a break-in is through a home security system. Home Security Northwest provides affordable monitoring, 24 hour customer service, and local response for their customers. To learn more about Home Security Northwest, or to read their full blog article, visit their website: http://homesecuritynw.com/blog/archives/2013/08/20/home_security_while_traveling.
Oregon Home Improvement company is a home restoration and remodeling company that was founded in 1952. They specialize in fire repair, as well as other natural disaster home repairs. To read their original blog post and to learn more about their services, visit: http://ohico.com/5-tips-that-will-keep-your-home-safe-while-on-vacation/.