When you go on vacation, do you worry about your home? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are concerned about leaving their home unattended. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Naples, Florida, we have a few tips for how to give yourself a little more peace of mind when you’re away. Check them out below!
Peace of Mind
After months of planning your destination and itinerary, purchasing any tickets, and reserving places to stay, you’re ready to head out and explore. Now’s the time to protect your home. If you don’t have a home alarm system, you can follow some practical measures to help ensure it’s not obvious that you’re gone.
- Don’t announce your vacation. It can be tempting to use social media to show your friends your excitement about your trip, but it’s best to stay quiet about it until you’re back home. That way, fewer people will know you’re gone.
- Lock up. Obviously, be sure all of your external doors are locked—and be sure your windows are tightly closed and latched. You can also think about disconnecting your automatic garage door opener if you have one.
- Use the buddy system. Ask a close friend to keep an eye on your home while you’re away. They can make sure no intruders have come in, and they monitor anything that might have happened in your absence. Also, if you haven’t asked the post office to hold your mail, they can collect it for you.
Make the Best of Automation
Did you know your window treatments can fool people into thinking you’re home even when you’re not? With PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas, that’s exactly what can happen. You can set your treatments to open and close on a schedule or based on local sunrise and sunset times, or you can control them using your smartphone from wherever you are in the world. This will make it seem like someone is still inhabiting your house, even when you’re gone.
Protect Your Home in the Naples, Bonita Springs FL Area
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