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Safety Tips Before You Go On Your Vacation

Dec 8, 2007
So you are set to go to that much-longed for vacation cruise in the Caribbean. You can now say goodbye to those business phone calls, to those conference meetings, to those overtime hours, to those financial reports and figures and above all to the demands of your boss. Now all you can think of is lounging in front of that pristine pool basking in the heat of the brilliant bright sun with your favorite piña colada mix just an arm's reach away, thinking how your co-workers would admire your great tan when you get back. Albeit, let us have a small flashback. Are you sure that you were able to fix things before you stepped into the cruise ship? Is your home, that is now all alone, safe and sound? Did you make the appropriate measures to make sure that you still have a house to get back to after your vacation? You would not want to get all exhilarated during your vacation only to find out that your television and all other appliances are missing in action when you get home. Ensuring the safety of your home when you are away does not only mean not forgetting to lock up the front doors. Burglars and house thieves are keener and more perceptive these days so you have to be at least one step smarter than them. Here are a few tips that may help you get ready and at least give you presence of mind while you are on holiday.

When no one is going to be left at home while you are on vacation, it is essential that you are able to advise your close friends or relatives and the next door neighbors that you trust that you will be away for a number of days. By letting them know, you can be confident that there will be someone to check in on your house or on your apartment unit while you are out of town. Among other things, if you have a pet cat that you cannot take with, they can make sure that he still gets his daily meals. Also, make sure to tell them where you will be and leave a number where they can reach you in case of emergency. You would want to be informed if something important comes up.

It may help if you can employ devices that will confuse prospective house thieves. An example may be a radio with "wake and sleep" functions that you can program to turn on or off at specific times during the day. This should make people believe that someone is in and would most likely put them off and persuade them to cancel any of their wicked malicious plans. You may also want to have a talk with your regular newspaper delivery boy before you go. Make sure that he stops making those daily deliveries while you are away. The newspapers would definitely make a small pile on your front yard and that would be a good sign that the house is empty and no one is home. Again, thieves are greatly attracted to deserted homes.
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