When you’ve worked hard all your life you deserve to put your feet up and relax as soon as you reach old age. That is usually what people do and you can see it makes them much happier. Some people have lots of money saved up that has taken them an entire lifetime to achieve. One of the ways people like to spend it is by flying to a beautiful country and buying a second home. They then spend some of the year at home and a considerable amount of time in their dream location.
You can’t beat the feeling of having your own place to call home in another country because as soon as you touch down on the runway you don’t need to think about anything. It’s all normal and it’s your second life. But it could all come crashing down, or at least go very wrong because of one specific thing. When you don’t spend all your time there it’s easy for people to break in and steal everything. That could shatter your amazing lifestyle, so let’s look at the top ways to make sure it doesn’t happen.
Get friendly with the neighbors
You really need to start getting friendly with your neighbors because they will be a great line of defense in case anyone tries anything. They could call the police as soon as they suspect anything suspicious and then call you to let you know what is going on. You know what people are like when they are not friends with you. Although they are nice people they might decide not to risk anything and they will keep quit while you lose everything.
Install a great security system
Not only will a security alarm scare the life out of the intruder, but you also might get to see it on film. Security systems are definitely not the same as the ones you would have had installed in your house a few years ago. I guess we can thank technology for moving so fast. If you have a certain mobile phone that allows you to install an app you can even get a message when the intruder has been spotted. Then watch his face as he tries to run out of there in a hurry.
Leave valuables in storage
If there is quality storage space close to where you live you could throw everything inside before you leave. The only hassle would be coming across and having to put everything back inside your home. If you’re staying in a cheap country you could pay someone to do it for you even if you’re not the richest person in the world. Even if you spend 6 months there then one day to take everything out of storage is maybe worth it because of the risk.
Keep the place lit
People are afraid of getting caught when breaking into a house, so it makes sense that they would be more likely to do it when the sun goes down. You might think there is nothing you can do from a different country, but that is not the case. If you don’t want to use any electricity while you’re away you can use the sun. The only way you can do that is by buying solar powered lights and you can have them inside your windows and laying around in your garden.
Looking lived in
If your home is easy to spot from the street them some people will notice you don’t seem to be around. Your lights are never on and your curtains are consistently open. The worst one has to be when the mail man leaves letters bulging out of your letter box. Either ask a friend, or you can maybe pay someone who is local to close your curtains at night and take your mail into the house for you. It might confuse the people who want to break in and they won’t risk it in the end.
This post is authored by Kenneth Laban. He thinks that life is to unpredictable and all you can do is prepare for the worst and hope it will be enough. He enjoys giving safety tips and advice in his blog. You can visit his website for more burglary prevention tips.