Is a Home Security System Important While Traveling?
Traveling means leaving your home unoccupied for some length of time. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or spending a month away, an unoccupied home can be tempting to opportunistic thieves. Can a home security system be beneficial when you travel?
The Importance of a Deterrent
Thieves look for houses where they won’t be disturbed or recorded. They might watch the same house for days, to make sure that nobody’s home. Often, theft is a crime of opportunity, with little or no forward planning.
Most of the time, a deterrent is all it takes. That’s why so many people
set up automated lighting routines or install a motion-activated floodlight. A
criminal that’s looking for easy picking will avoid a house if there’s possibly
someone inside. They’ll also turn and walk away if they think that a neighbor
might see them.
If lights go on at exactly the same time every night, then a burglar
might identify the pattern. Mixing up your light routine will make it look…
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