No matter if you’re gone for a weekend or a week or more, anytime you’re away from your home, you could risk burglary or more. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we know how worrying it can be to be away and not know if you’ll come home to an intact house. That’s why, below, we’re offering some tips to protect your home and then hopefully reduce your stress when you travel. Check them out!
Protecting a Home
You’ve been planning your destination and itinerary for months, and now you’re ready to start your trip. This is when you should secure your home. If you don’t have a home alarm system, not all is lost—you can still take some measures to help fool potential thieves.
- Lock Up. Clearly, you’ll be sure to lock your external doors (be sure to remember sliders and patio doors), and don’t forget your windows—check them all (especially any on the ground level) to ensure that they’re firmly latched. If you have an automatic garage door opener, consider disconnecting it until you’re back home.
- Rely on a Friend. Even if you’ll only be gone for a short while, having a friend keep tabs on your place can give you peace of mind. Also, if you haven’t asked the post office to hold your mail, see if your friend can collect it daily to thwart mailbox thieves.
- Keep Your Plans Under Wraps. While social media is a great way to stay connected to people, it can also be a window into your whereabouts, so it’s best to keep mum ahead of your departure and while you’re away. The fewer people who know you’re gone, the better.
- Make Your Windows a Disguise. With a motorized operating like PowerView® Automation on your window fashions, you’ll gain a lot of security. PowerView lets you set your treatments to open and close on a schedule that you set or based on local sunrise and sunset times. You can also control them remotely using your smartphone. All of this can make it seem like someone is still inhabiting your house, even when you’re gone.
Window Treatments From Hunter Douglas
As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we will work with you to identify your requirements and specify the proper custom solution. We will find the balance you need to achieve the look, privacy, daylighting, energy efficiency, and glare reduction that your home needs.
How to Protect Your Home in Monmouth Beach, Middletown New Jersey Areas
Window Treats, Inc. is service-oriented business specializing in custom shades, blinds and draperies. We serve residential & commercial customers throughout New Jersey & New York, including Allenhurst, Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Englewood, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Little Silver, Locust, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manhattan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe, New Brunswick, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Rumson, Spring Lake, Teaneck. Contact us for a consultation!