IAL Insurance serves residents in the Indianapolis, IN area and surrounding communities with their home insurance needs. We sometimes are asked about how to best protect homes, especially during the holiday seasons.
Here are some ways to best secure your homes when you are away on vacation:
Install and Utilize Your Security System
If you have a security system or are looking to purchase one, you must have it ready by the time you leave for vacation. This will alert you and the authorities if someone breaks into your home when you are not there. You can have cameras installed to see who is entering the home. Window alarms will also let you know if they came in through one of them and where.
Have Your Mail Paused
While you are on vacation, you should have all your deliveries held at the post office so that someone doesn’t see a package sitting for several days. This can bring attention to burglars that you are not home, and they will take an interest in more than just the packages gathering on the porch.
Leave Your Car Out
Instead of putting your car in the garage for days, it is a good idea to leave it out in the driveway, especially if that is a common practice for you. This will make it seem as though you are home and deter potential thieves from breaking into your home or sheds on the property.
Secure Your Lawnmowers and Other Outdoor Equipment
While you are gone, make sure you put away your lawnmower, trimmers, and anything else you have in the yard and use regularly. You should landscape your lawn just before you leave and then secure these items behind lock and key. If you leave them out, someone may come by and pick them up after a day or two.
Call Today To Discuss Your Options
If you need a personal quote for home insurance in the Indianapolis, IN area and surrounding communities, contact our team at IAL Insurance today to answer these questions and get your quote.