Millions of Americans and thousands of Lehigh Valley residents will be traveling during the holiday season. And, of course, driving safely is one of the most important tips that someone can heed when out on the highway.
However, there are a few other things that you can do to protect yourself, family, and home when traveling this holiday season, even if it’s just to Scranton.
Put that Smart Home to Use
Having smart plugs and lights may seem silly to some, but they can come in incredibly handy when you and your family won’t be at home for a period of time. Put them on a schedule and check in with your phone to make sure they are on or off when you want them to be.
Use those cameras
Security cameras that you can access with your phone, and give you alerts when something comes into view, can be a lifesaver. Check in on them when you need to and review any alerts as they happen.
Don’t Post Too Much Online
If you’re not going to be at home for a few days, don’t post too many pictures or tag yourself as being out of town. That’s a perfect way to let people know that your home is unattended.
Get Help for your mail
This time of year is the busiest for mail carriers and package delivery services. Since you probably won’t be gone long enough to put a stop to your mail service via the USPS, ask a friend or neighbor if they can check to see if there are any packages or mail at your home and either to take it with them or put it in a safe space.
Don’t leave a key
Don’t leave a key outside if you’re going to be gone for awhile (and maybe not at all.) Give a key to a trusted neighbor or friend if you need them to get into your home while you’re gone.
Most importantly, have a fun and happy holiday season from all of us at 24/7 Emergency Locksmith!