Halloween is right around the corner, and you'll be out of town on business. This is worrisome because you don't want your home to be the victim of teenage antics or thieves pretending to be Halloweeners breaking in. Here are some things you can do to protect your home and property when you're on a trip during the holiday.
1. Leave a sign
Halloween is unique because people will know you're not at your house when no answers the call of "trick-or-treat." Thankfully, there are some things you can do to make your home still look occupied, even when it's not.
One trick is to make a sign that reads "Please Do Not Disturb. Watching Scary Movies," and leave it on your doorstep with a bowl of candy. If you'll be out of town for more than just the night, give these supplies to a trusted neighbor and have them put it out for you on Halloween night.
2. Install a doorbell camera
Doorbell cameras let you see everyone who comes to the door. This means not only can you keep an eye on any suspicious activity, but you'll also be alerted when your doorbell is rung so that you can see everyone's fun costumes. Vivint's doorbell cameras also feature visitor detection, night vision, 24/7 video recording and even two-way talk. It's a great way to monitor your property, even when you're out of town.
3. Invest in security cameras
Another great security measure is to install security cameras around your home. These allow you to see the perimeter of your home, including hard-to-see angles. Whether teens are pulling a prank or thieves are dressed in costume, you can keep an eye on any and all suspicious activity.
4. Let a neighbor know
It can be a good idea to let a trusted next-door neighbor know you'll be out of town. That way, they'll know to be extra vigilant during the holiday and make sure no one is loitering near your home or trespassing on your property.
Leaving a sign outside, installing both security and doorbell cameras and letting your neighbors know you'll be away for the holiday will all help protect your home during Halloween.
If you're looking for more ways to secure your home while you're away, contact a Vivint representative today to explore your options.