It’s that time of the year again. 

The holiday season is here. And there are plenty of things that you’ve already planned over the past months which you’ve decided to do to celebrate it with your loved ones. If you’re like me, then there’s a high chance that you’re planning to go on a vacation somewhere in the Bahamas or maybe Hawaii. 

No? Well then someplace nearby. 

However, if you’re planning to go on a holiday trip, you need to make sure your home remains safe & secure when you’re away from your premises. It is one of those things which are highly significant.

Eager about learning how to futureproof your home while you’re away on a holiday break? Let’s find out. 

Discuss Your Travel Plans with a Trustworthy Neighbor

If you’re planning to go out of town, how about you give a heads-up to your trustworthy neighbours. 

By doing so, you will indirectly ask your neighbour to keep an eye out while you’re away. In case, if there’s some kind of suspicious activity that takes place, your neighbours can notify you or the authorities. 

Your neighbour can also fulfill other tasks such as collecting your mail or clearing the snow off your driveway. It will not make your house look like a possible target for burglars and keep you safe. 

Get Smart Home Automation for Lighting Systems

So you’re planning to go out for half a month or a week? How about you get a smart home automated lighting system installed. Just pre-configure some of the lights to turn on/off on a certain time period so the burglars can stay at bay. It will show that somebody is living at the house and nobody will come picking up the door locks when you’re away. Don’t know which lock system is the best option? How about you search up, “locksmith near me” and you will find a local locksmith who can arrive at your location. 

They can install the latest smart home automation for lighting systems and future-proof your premises. 

Make Sure Every Security System Implemented is Working Optimally

Have you tested all your security systems? Double check if all the security products which you’ve installed at your premises are working in proper order. Make sure they all are optimally performing. 

  • Check the alarm systems at your premises. 
  • Check the cyber-security softwares on your systems is up-to-date. 
  • Check if the smart locks & access control systems are optimally working. 
  • Check if the panic buttons are responsive. 
  • Check if all the surveillance cameras are working optimally. 

Once you’ve optimized everything, perform a quick analysis to find out none of the holiday decorations are becoming a hindrance. Make sure every security system within your office is working optimally. 

Seal Off Furnaces & Chimneys

Apart from cleaning out furnaces and chimneys, before you leave for the holidays, make your chimneys & furnaces burglar-proof. On an average, more than 2,000 people died just last year because of house fires.

So even if you’re away for the holidays and there’s nothing fatal that can happen, there’s a risk of your house burning down because of a house fire. Now, you certainly don’t want to take that risk, do you? 

The best thing which you can do here is seal off your furnaces and chimneys before going for a holiday. Also check the batteries on your smoke detectors & alarm systems to make sure they are working. 

There you go, here are some of the best security measures which you can take before going on a holiday break. Are there any other possible security measures which you would like to discuss? Feel free to share.