www.andersonpd.com/vacation.pdfTitle: Safeguard your home while you are away.Audience: Homeowners and Tenants.Content: Home security, Protection approaches, Surveillance prevention.Introduction: Securing the area.
Auxiliary security tips.Lost prevention issues.Conclusion: Your home security is not guaranteed, but one can avoid silly mistakes to protect his/hers property while taking a vacation. Three key terms: Prevention, Protection, and Surveillance.
Almeida, Alfonso EDTC6320
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Objective: Useful tips to help you protect your property. Directed to: Homeowners, and Tenants. Created by: Alfonso Almeida EDTC6320
Have locks on all doors, and windows. Check you Front, and Back doors. People leave doors unlocked accidently! Make sure all doors all locked before you leave. Check, and lock every window, very often windows are unlocked! Make sure any windows are broken, and make sure the locks are working properly (if necessary, you can repair the lock of the window before you depart) Close and lock your garage door, any entrances or gates ( attic door or window).
Ask a neighbor to watch the house while you’re away. Leave your vacation address, travel plan, and a telephone number, so you can be reached in case of emergency. Ask your neighbor to occasionally park his car at your driveway. Ask your neighbor to pick up any mail, and move the garbage can at the curb on normal pickup days. Arrange for someone to mow your lawn, to give the home a lived-in look.
Activate your alarm system. Call your security provider for testing. Never leave the house key hidden outside your home. Stop deliveries, newspaper, USPS mail (hold-mail request). Leave your blinds, shades and curtains in a normal position. Do not close them unless that is what you do when you are home. Consider taking valuables to a bank safe deposit box. Engrave your valuables, this simple step will allow your stolen property to be identified.
Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio or television on and off at appropriate times. This helps to disguise the fact that you are away. Turn the bell ringer on your phone down low. Don’t announce your absence on answering machine messages. Have a list of electronics: HDTV, Computers, Stereos, and Microwave oven. List the serial numbers, and keep it in your bank safe deposit box, this will allow your stolen property to be identified.
Is a good Idea to leave a message in the answering True Falsemachine, saying that you are out in vacation.Is a good idea to close all shades, blinds and curtains, so True Falsepeople can’t tell if somebody is in the house?You should never tell your neighbor that you are taking a True Falsevacation, and you are going away.You should ask your neighbor to move your garbage can while True Falseyou are absent.If you notice a broken window, it is okay to leave it like that True Falseuntil you come back from your vacation.Is a good idea to have a spare key hidden outside your house, True Falseso in case of emergency you don’t have to call a locksmith lateat night.