Home Safety For Vacationers
Summer is here and that means vacation for many families! Getting away to spend time with family or friends is always fun but returning to a home that has been burglarized is not. According to FBI statistics, July and August see an increase in home burglaries. Gulf Coast Educators Insurance offers these tips on keeping your home safe while you are away:
•Lock all doors and windows. Sounds basic but is often forgotten in the rush to leave for a trip
•Secure all sliding glass doors with a rod or wood in the track
•Unplug the automatic garage door so that thieves can’t use a universal remote to open it
•Don’t leave your garage door opener in your car(if your car is parked in the driveway)
•Make it appear you are home as much as possible by putting lights on timers, having your mail and papers picked up by a trusted neighbor, keeping your lawn maintained
•Make sure the outside of your home is well lit
•Don’t leave a spare key outside
•Don’t post about your trip on social media. If you do, this is like extending an open invitation to be robbed
•If you have a home security system, then arm it
•Consider having a trusted neighbor or friend come and check on your home to make sure everything is okay
Gulf Coast Educators Insurance offers the best homeowners insurance rates in Naples, Ft. Myers, and Port Charlotte. Our experienced and knowledgeable insurance agents are available to customize a homeowner’s insurance policy for you and your family.
If you already have a homeowners policy then consider having it reviewed to see if your needs have changed. We are happy to review your policy and see if you are fully covered. To schedule an appointment to review your policy, please contact our Naples office at 239-591-0963. To reach our Port Charlotte office, please call 941-391-5423. To speak with an agent at our Fort Myers office, please call 239-997-0420. Gulf Coast Educators Insurance wishes you a safe and happy vacation! Call us today for a policy review.