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5 Security Tips To Keep Your Home Safe While You're on Holiday

Are you heading off for a family vacation? Here are some simple and easy Calgary security tips to keep your home safe while you’re away.

Given the rising crime rate in Calgary, a reliable home security system is essential for keeping you and your loved ones safe. At Frontline, we offer customised home security and AV solutions that provide many benefits such as:

  • lowered chances that your home will be broken into
  • minimised losses if there is a burglary
  • lowered home insurance policy
  • the ability to keep an eye on your home and children remotely
  • tailored features to meet your unique home security need

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Top 5 Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe While On Vacation

Home is where the heart is and before heading on holiday, we all like to make sure that our properties are secure: the last thing you want to worry about is security when you’re trying to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Make your holiday as relaxing and stress-free as possible with these 5 simple tips on how to safeguard your home while you’re away:

1. Cancel Your Regular Deliveries

Reduce the risk of your empty house attracting attention by cancelling your regular household deliveries whilst on holiday, such as milk and newspapers. Pro Tip: Request a friend, neighbor, or family member to remove any free post that may be visible in your letterbox or on your doormat.


2. Stay Quiet on Social Media

While using personal pages on the internet can be a convenient way to keep in touch with friends, sharing your itinerary can cause problems when you’re away from home. Make sure to:

  • show some caution when talking about your trip on social media
  • be aware of who is around you when you’re discussing your vacation in public
  • remind your children to be discreet too

Don’t be suspicious of everyone you meet but remember, even a chance remark has the potential to lead to unintended and unfortunate consequences. The less information you give out, the less likely it is to reach the wrong ears and eyes.


3. Be Smart About Your Lighting

With the rise of the internet come advancements in smart home technology. Numerous appliances can now be controlled remotely from your smartphone, and home lighting is no exception.

Investing in smart lighting is a great idea and allows you to take control of your lighting and give the illusion that someone is home whilst you’re enjoying your time away. Other benefits include:

  • helps you save energy and money
  • allows you to sleep better
  • it’s very easy to install
  • you can customise your smart lighting to fit your unique needs

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4. Unplug Your Electronics

Disconnecting the power to some of your electronics such as your desktop computer, coffee pot, and television, can save you money while you’re gone and eliminate the worry that you’ve accidentally left them on.

Pro Tip: Turning off your garage door is also an effective way to keep thieves from opening it with a universal remote.


5. Maintain Appearances

There are a number of tell-tale signs in your garden that can make it more obvious that you are away on holiday. So make sure to mow your front garden and water your plants before you leave, as this will create a well-maintained frontage and therefore, give you the impression that you’re at home.

You may also want to consider:

  • paying someone to keep the yard mowed while you’re away
  • asking a neighbor to take out your garbage and put the cans back after garbage pickup
  • parking a car in your driveway so as to make it appear that someone is home

Pro-tip: Don’t close your blinds when you leave on vacation, especially if you usually leave them open. The more normal your home looks, the better.


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To find out more about our customised home security solutions, including our home automation products, and how we can help keep your property and family safe all year round, contact our Calgary office at 403-291-9311 or use our online contact form.

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You’ve worked hard to build your business or buy your home. Now it’s time to protect them properly and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Our full-service security solutions can give whatever matters most to you the 360° protection it needs. Contact us today by calling (403) 291-9311 or by filling out the form below and put us on your frontline.

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