Fall Travel Safety Tips to Keep in Mind this Season

November 21st, 2019

With fall, we begin to see the onset of all the holiday fun and with it a lot of traveling time for most. With all the traveling and the busiest time of the year, it is important that we take the necessary steps to ensure fall safety for ourselves and our home in Billings, MT as we travel this holiday season.

Keep Travel Details to Yourself

While you may be tempted to post online on your social media accounts all of your holiday plans, this can actually prove to be disastrous and should be avoided. More than 60 percent of travelers post their photos online while they are in the middle of their trip.

It is best to wait to post until you have arrived back at home because you are otherwise advertising to the world that you are not home, and your home is sitting empty. This is an invitation for anyone looking to break in.

Secure the Home

Before you leave, there is a checklist of things you need to know. When making that checklist, you want to make sure to include securing the home. Make sure all the access points including all the doors and windows are locked and secured. It is also a good idea to unplug the garage door opener so there is no chance that it can be opened using a universal remote.

Before leaving, you should also draw the blinds and curtains so no one can peek into the home and see that it is empty. A monitored home security system is always a good idea as well and provides you with that much more protection for the home as you travel.

With the right video surveillance, you can remotely log into the security system to view real-time footage at any time you want. This provides you with much greater peace of mind while you are away.

Consider Weather Conditions

When traveling, you should also consider the weather conditions during the time of your trip so you can better prepare yourself. If the temperature at home is going to be cold, for example, you will want to make sure that the home in MT is weatherized and ready to go. No one wants to come home to frozen and broken pipes after their vacation.

Smartphone Access

Finally, you will quickly find that your greatest asset as you travel is your smartphone. It offers you navigational assistance, allows you to check in on your property and security system, and can even store any digital tickets you have. Make sure that where you are going will have Wi-Fi access or data service and always carry your charger with you in case your phone dies.

Bottom Line

As you can see, there are many things you can do to prepare yourself and your home in Billings for your next trip. Traveling doesn't have to be a worrisome thing as long as you follow these tips and take the time to secure your home and property before you leave.

For more information on home security and other home security solutions you can use to secure your property, contact DIS Technologies.