HOME SAFETYCHECKLIST WHILE  ON VACATION     www.GillSecurity.com   www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
Are you leaving home for a        vacation?          www.GillSecurity.com        www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
Take a little time out before handto review our checklist to ensure  your home is secure and your possessions are safe whe...
Hire A House Sitter - Combined   with a pet sitter, it can savekennel fees and a house sitter will be able to take care of...
Stop The Mail - If you are going to  be gone for longer than three days request that the local U.S.  Postal Service hold y...
Stop Newspaper Delivery - Make sure you stop the service when  you leave on vacation. Have a  neighbor double check. Alsob...
Arrange For Lawn Care - Don’tlet uncut grass or untrimmedbushes make your home look neglected. Hire someone to    do these...
Put Out The Trash Cans On The Designated Day – Havesomeone pull out your cans on   trash day - and even put  garbage in th...
Have Your Home Look Lived In - Invest in timers to turn lights onand off. Ask a neighbor or friendto park their car in the...
Turn The Key And Lock Up -   Double check your house before you leave making sure   all windows and doors arelocked. Take ...
Don’t Tell The World Your Plans - Talk about it and post pictureswhen you come back – don’t let a photo reflect that you a...
Install Added Security Features -         A home security       system, surveillance    cameras, exterior motionlights, an...
Unplug Your Electronics -   Disconnect power to your      most frequently used electronics: computer, coffeepot, televisio...
Stow Away Car Electronics - Do not leave a GPS sitting inyour parked car at the airport  or train station. A thief can  ta...
Alert Your Security MonitoringCompany - Let your monitoringcompany know that you will be travelling and make sure they    ...
Put Valuables In A Safe   Deposit Box - Prevent the  worst case scenario if your home is robbed when you are gone. Take je...
Don’t Encourage Window Shopping by Burglars - Keepshades or curtains closed. Try          not to leavecameras, phones, or ...
Mark Electronics And Valuables -Use data dots (http://datadotdna.com/us/) or etch valuables (use drivers    license number...
Don’t Leave Spare Keys Outdoors - Collect any hiddenspare keys from under the mat orpotted plants. Burglars know the   mos...
Be Wary Of People Who AreWorking In Your Home - Noticewhat service people are doing when they are in your home. Make sure ...
Tell the Neighbors - Let neighbors know when you are  leaving and who they shouldexpect to see (like a house sitter or lan...
Alert Local Law Enforcement Of Your Travel Plans - Theycan do periodic drive bys tokeep tabs on a vacant home.            ...
Check If Your Homeowners Insurance Is Up To Date and     conduct a householdinventory. List serial numbers   for electroni...
Gill Security is locally owned and headquartered inFayetteville, North Carolina. We install commercial andresidential burg...
www.GillSecurity.comwww.Facebook.com/Gillonline
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  1. 1. HOME SAFETYCHECKLIST WHILE ON VACATION www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  2. 2. Are you leaving home for a vacation? www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  3. 3. Take a little time out before handto review our checklist to ensure your home is secure and your possessions are safe when you come back. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  4. 4. Hire A House Sitter - Combined with a pet sitter, it can savekennel fees and a house sitter will be able to take care of many of the tasks mentioned here. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  5. 5. Stop The Mail - If you are going to be gone for longer than three days request that the local U.S. Postal Service hold your mail delivery until you return. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  6. 6. Stop Newspaper Delivery - Make sure you stop the service when you leave on vacation. Have a neighbor double check. Alsobeware of advertising circulars or packages that are left in driveways or at front doors. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  7. 7. Arrange For Lawn Care - Don’tlet uncut grass or untrimmedbushes make your home look neglected. Hire someone to do these chores in your absence. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  8. 8. Put Out The Trash Cans On The Designated Day – Havesomeone pull out your cans on trash day - and even put garbage in them to make it more realistic. Don’t leave cans out for the entire time you are gone. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  9. 9. Have Your Home Look Lived In - Invest in timers to turn lights onand off. Ask a neighbor or friendto park their car in the driveway for a few hours each day. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  10. 10. Turn The Key And Lock Up - Double check your house before you leave making sure all windows and doors arelocked. Take the time to glance back and make sure the garage door closed completely. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  11. 11. Don’t Tell The World Your Plans - Talk about it and post pictureswhen you come back – don’t let a photo reflect that you are 500 miles from home. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  12. 12. Install Added Security Features - A home security system, surveillance cameras, exterior motionlights, and smoke detectors work whether you are home or not. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  13. 13. Unplug Your Electronics - Disconnect power to your most frequently used electronics: computer, coffeepot, television, and chargers. Itwill save you money and worry that you left them on. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  14. 14. Stow Away Car Electronics - Do not leave a GPS sitting inyour parked car at the airport or train station. A thief can take the device and easily obtain your address. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  15. 15. Alert Your Security MonitoringCompany - Let your monitoringcompany know that you will be travelling and make sure they have updated contact information in your absence. Test your security system a few weeks before you go. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  16. 16. Put Valuables In A Safe Deposit Box - Prevent the worst case scenario if your home is robbed when you are gone. Take jewelry and othervaluables and secure them in a safe deposit box. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  17. 17. Don’t Encourage Window Shopping by Burglars - Keepshades or curtains closed. Try not to leavecameras, phones, or purses on kitchen counters where they can be quickly grabbed if an intruder gets access to your house. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  18. 18. Mark Electronics And Valuables -Use data dots (http://datadotdna.com/us/) or etch valuables (use drivers license number and stateabbreviation). Keep model/serialnumbers of valuables in a secure location. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  19. 19. Don’t Leave Spare Keys Outdoors - Collect any hiddenspare keys from under the mat orpotted plants. Burglars know the most popular hiding spots. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  20. 20. Be Wary Of People Who AreWorking In Your Home - Noticewhat service people are doing when they are in your home. Make sure they haven’t left awindow or door unlocked as a way to break in later. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  21. 21. Tell the Neighbors - Let neighbors know when you are leaving and who they shouldexpect to see (like a house sitter or landscaper) at your home. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  22. 22. Alert Local Law Enforcement Of Your Travel Plans - Theycan do periodic drive bys tokeep tabs on a vacant home. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  23. 23. Check If Your Homeowners Insurance Is Up To Date and conduct a householdinventory. List serial numbers for electronics and takepictures. Store with a copy ofyour insurance policy in a safe place. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  24. 24. Gill Security is locally owned and headquartered inFayetteville, North Carolina. We install commercial andresidential burglar and fire systems and providemonitoring for customers in a 90-mile radius. All of our employees have had a complete fingerprintand criminal record search and are licensed by the NCAlarm Licensing Board. Gill Security offers next day service, and ifcircumstances warrant, can also install security systemsand monitoring services within hours. We strive toprovide superior customer service and protection. www.GillSecurity.com www.Facebook.com/Gillonline
  25. 25. www.GillSecurity.comwww.Facebook.com/Gillonline
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