Do you own a vacation home? Would you like to in the near future? Don’t let security hold you back. There are plenty of practical ways to keep it safe and secure.

Take these safety measures to restore your confidence in your home’s safety:

Appearance is everything. A house that looks empty is an easy target. That’s why it’s important to take steps to make it look like someone is living in your home at all times.

Some easy ways to do this are by having year-round lawn care and instructing mail services to stop deliveries when you’re away.

Use home security tech. The devices we associate with home security — cameras, motion sensors, alarms and locks — have improved with smart home innovation. And since these tools are more affordable and effective than ever, there’s no reason not to use them.

You can outfit your entire home and monitor the security devices remotely from your phone or computer.

Set up lighting. Security tech doesn’t stop at devices specifically designed for home safety. Take smart lights, for example. They’re easy to install, can be controlled from a distance and give the appearance that someone is home. Most smart lighting can run on a timer.

Simply set interior and exterior lights to activate in the evening, making your vacation home look occupied.

Befriend your neighbors. Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your property. If they see suspicious activity, ask them to report it to you.

Encourage them to park in your driveway occasionally too.

Now that you’re confident on how to keep a vacation home safe, let us help you find the right one. Get in touch today to start your search.