Safe And Sound, Wherever You Are

Article by: Andy Reed

Spring is here. Well, sort of. Daylight Savings Time has returned on schedule, as reliable as New Year's Day and the Fourth of July. Your clocks have sprung forward, you changed the batteries in your smoke alarms, , Home Security - Low Cost s That Work and not too many of you overslept on April 2. Now you get to clean the filters on your air , The Top Advanced Home Security Innovations conditioners and do whatever else you need to do to make sure you're ready for the warm summer , Hurricane Preparedness months. Maybe even do a little bit of spring , First Aid Information In Case Of A Hurricane cleaning.

This is also the time of year you get bombarded with ideas for travel - for spring , Arson Watch Program Agency Interaction break, summer , Home Selling vacations, and short weekend getaways to a mountain cottage or beach house , Hurricane Preparedness or country inn. Sometimes it seems that half the city and a large part of the suburbs empty out every weekend once spring , Three Easy Steps to Help Protect Your Home arrives.

And guess what? Late spring , Home Security and the Strength of Your Doors and summer , Alarm Envy or Just a Good Idea are among the happiest times in the world for thieves! Why not, when there's nobody around to notice that they've broken into your house, , Eavesdropping and Counter-Measures: Technology and Techniques and you won't be back until Monday at the earliest, maybe not for a week or more - by which time your prized possessions have been fenced, your car has been through the chop shop, and tracking the burglars gets harder with every day that passes.

So before you pack the SUV or call , Terrorist Terrorism and Terrorized a cab to take you to the airport, take stock around your house , Home Security Automation Essentials or apartment. , Tropical Hurricane Fat Alberto Here are a few things you should consider doing before you get away on your get-away.

テつキ Tell someone - the police department, a neighbor, nearby family members - about your trip. Let them know when you're leaving, where you'll be staying, when you'll be back, and how to , Home Security Tips To Help Prevent Crime contact you in an emergency. , Fire Safety Tips for Your Family If you have a security , Telephone Bugs That Call You system connected to the police and/or fire , The Top Advanced Home Security Innovations department, make sure they know that you're not there.

テつキ Stop delivery of mail and newspapers. Nothing shows your absence better than several days' worth of newspapers in front of your door , The Importance of a Home Security Alarm or a mailbox so full nothing else will fit.

テつキ Ask someone you trust to keep an eye on the house , Tropical Depression and Storm Michael while you're away. Make sure they have a spare key. They can make sure that no deliveries slip through the cracks and keep your place , Tropical Hurricane Fat Alberto looking occupied. A friend with a key can also be helpful in an emergency , The Importance of a Home Security Alarm of any sort. Imagine you get sick while on vacation, and the insurance papers you need for treatment are locked in the house. , Additional Features of a Home Security Alarm System Or if there is a break-in, they'll be available to a) call , Insurance In The Form Of A Swimming Pool Safety Fence the police and b) be there when the police come to investigate.

テつキ Take valuables to your safe , Home Security: How to Make Your Home Burglar-Resistant deposit box. Don't leave jewelry, negotiable bond certificates, coin collections, and other easily portable items in a desk or bureau, even if it's locked. If you don't have a good safe , Home Selling to store them in, take them to a place , Home Security Tips To Help Prevent Crime that does.

テつキ Set timers to turn lights , Home Security - Low Cost Alarms That Work and appliances on and off. Sophisticated systems will allow you to preset "random"ツ times; simpler ones turn on the same appliances every day at the same time. But don't leave the house , Read this Article if You Want to Make Your Home Into a Fortress looking empty.

テつキ Check your security , The Top Advanced Home Innovations system. Make sure all access points are securely locked. Front door, , Home Security back door, , Arson Watch Program Agency Interaction and garage , Why You Need a Portable Electric Generator for Hurricanes doors are all vulnerable. So are windows. , Hurricane Preparedness If you don't have key-operated window , Three Easy Steps to Help Protect Your Home locks, get them. Better yet - especially for city apartment , Home Air Purifier Smoke Detector Combo Unit dwellers below the third floor , Tropical Depression and Storm Michael - get bars put on all accessible windows. , Eavesdropping and Counter-Measures: Technology and Techniques

And don't forget - when you get back home, , Picking the Right Lock thank the people who watched over your house , Alarm Envy or Just a Good Idea - send a note to the police department, take your friend out to lunch or buy them flowers. , Fire Extinguishers - They Can Save Your Life Because the best security , Picking the Right Lock in the world comes not from locks , What Are Disaster Recovery Templates And How Do They Help? and keys, but from being - and having - good neighbors.

Now, make your plans, , Home Air Purifier Smoke Detector Combo Unit and have a great vacation!
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Andrew Reed grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. He moved to New York in 1970, and following his undergraduate studies at Columbia University he became a marketing specialist with National Broadcasting and other companies. He returned to the WNC mountains in 1993, where he works as an editor, freelance writer, and marketing consultant. He operates a web-based editing and marketing company,, and specializes in writing for web , Tropical Storm Nadine sites.

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