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Secure Home for the Holidays: Tips for a Peaceful Trip

As the holiday season approaches, ensuring the safety of your home while you're away becomes a top priority. Here are some practical tips to keep your home secure and your mind at ease during your travels.

Secure home while traveling
  1. Trusted Support: Before leaving, enlist the help of a reliable friend, neighbor, or a professional service like Denise's Helping Hands. Having someone trustworthy check on your home can deter potential issues and provide a quick response if needed.

  2. Smart Home Security: Invest in smart home security systems that allow remote monitoring. Cameras, doorbell cameras, and smart locks can be controlled via mobile apps, giving you real-time insights into your home's security.

  3. Lights and Timers: Use timers for lights and even a TV to create the illusion that someone is home. This simple trick can deter burglars who might be watching for vacant houses.

  4. Hold Mail and Packages: A pile of mail or packages on your doorstep signals an empty home. Contact your local post office to hold mail and request neighbors to collect packages on your behalf.

  5. Social Media Caution: While it's tempting to share your travel plans and experiences on social media, be cautious about broadcasting your absence. Save the updates for when you're back to avoid attracting unwanted attention.

  6. Secure Entry Points: Before leaving, double-check that all doors and windows are securely locked. Consider reinforcing entry points with deadbolts for an extra layer of security.

  7. Pet Care Arrangements: If you have pets, ensure they are well taken care of. Whether it's hiring a pet sitter or making arrangements with a trusted friend, it contributes to both the safety of your home and the well-being of your furry friends.

  8. Emergency Contacts: Provide neighbors and your trusted contacts with emergency contact information. This way, they can reach you or someone close in case of any issues.

  9. Vehicle Security: If you're leaving a vehicle at home, park it securely in your garage or a well-lit area. Ensure it is locked, and valuables are removed.

  10. Home Insurance Check: Review your home insurance policy to understand what is covered. It's always better to be aware of your coverage in case of unforeseen events.

Peaceful holidays

Ensuring the safety of your home during holiday travels is essential. From smart security solutions to trusted support networks, these tips should offer peace of mind. Remember, if you don't already have a trusted network established or available to help you, we would be happy to offer our assistance, including home checks, pet care, and security measures, ensuring your home is safeguarded while you enjoy your holiday travels worry-free.


By taking these precautions, you can enjoy your time away with the confidence that your home is well-protected. Wishing you a joyful and secure holiday season!



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