How to keep your home safe while going on a vacation
Tips to follow in order to ensure your home is safe & secure while you're on vacation
Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides · Jan 17th, 2019
Dubai residents tend to take multiple vacations a year. This leaves their home locked and unsupervised for a long period of time. It is therefore important that security of the homes remains upto the mark. Luxhabitat presents to you some important tips that you can keep in mind, in order to keep your home safe while you are away on a vacation.
The best way to keep your home safe while on vacation is registering your villa as unoccupied with Dubai Police so that they keep an eye on it during your absence. You will just need to provide them with the dates of when you are leaving and that of your expected return. As a part of the free service, the police will send a patrol unit which will monitor the area and check on your home in order to make sure its safe and hasn't been burgled.
2. Install An Automated Smart Home Security System
An automated smart home security product helps you monitor your home on your smartphone in real-time from anywhere in the world. This will help you remain connected and the system will receive a notification on your mobile if a sensor is tripped. Additional layers of protection can also be added by installing solutions that will alert you if there is fire or water leakage in your home.
You can also install a smart door protector and a lighting control system with the help of which you will be able to remotely turn on the lights, which will make the home look occupied and keep the burglars away.
3. Leave Your Home Keys With Someone Trusted
Leaving an extra key with someone trusted like a friend or a relative is highly advisable while you go on a vacation. You can ask them to pay a regular visit to your home in order to make sure that things are safe and in proper condition. In the case of an emergency, they can also manage the situation if they have a spare key.
4. Avoid Posting On Social Media
While leaving your home unattended, you should avoid letting the world know about it. It is best that you keep a low profile on social media and avoid sharing your travel itinerary and your check-ins at the airports. This information can be easily accessed by intruders, leaving your home vulnerable to possible burglary.
5. Pause Newspaper Delivery
Before going on a vacation, do not forget to pause your newspaper delivery as newspapers piling at the door will give an indication to outsiders that your home is vacant. You can also ask your neighbours to make sure that there is nothing piling at your door, in order to keep your home safe.