Keeping your home safe when you are away

Getting away is something that everyone looks forward to. With rising crime rates, however, you may worry about leaving your home unattended. It isn’t an unreasonable worry, but there are some things that you can do to make your home safer while you are away. At Brent Young Agency LLC in Manchester, CT, we work with our customers to customize their home insurance to their needs. As independent agents, we work for our customers, not for the insurance company. 

The first thing you need to do is to install a home security system. These days, it is neither expensive nor difficult. Many of them are DIY projects and you don’t have to opt for professional monitoring, you can monitor it yourself on your phone. If you already have a system, make sure it is armed when you leave the house. 

Stop your mail. Stop it a day or two before you actually leave to make sure your mailman actually stops the delivery. Make sure you don’t have any packages scheduled for delivery. You don’t want anything piling up at your door.

Have a friend or a relative check on your home. Also, let your next-door neighbor know that you are going to be away. It is always good to have several sets of eyes checking on your home. 

Don’t announce your plans on social media. Don’t post pictures while you are away telling the world that no one is at your home. You will have plenty of time when you get back to share all the details of your time away. 

There is no way to guarantee that your home will be safe while you are away, but if you follow these suggestions, you have a reasonably good chance that all will go well. 

Contact Brent Young Agency LLC in Manchester, CT when you are ready to discuss your home insurance coverage.