With time shares there is almost always at least someone staying at the property throughout the entire year. It’s a good idea, however, to make sure that all co-owners are aware of the proper ways to secure the house before they leave. But if the property is exclusively yours, meaning that it is a second home that you spend significant amounts of time at, it is entirely your responsibility to make sure the property is prepared for when you are not staying at the house. In either situation, you need to secure your home.
Especially during hurricane season you really need to take the appropriate home security measures to keep your property safe during this time. It’s a good idea to board up windows just incase a storm might get intense. You should also secure any outdoor furniture or other loose items should winds be strong. And of course, you always want to lock all windows and doors whether you are staying at the property or are away for a few weeks. Also be sure to remove any valuable items such as statues or wind chimes that you might have.
And for the ultimate protection year round, a home security system is the best way to keep your property secure at all times. You should talk to a professional about what kind of alarm and other security devices to select, as he will be able to assist you in making the most appropriate selections. At minimum you should get an alarm system to alert you, as well as local police of intruders. You might also want to think about getting a video surveillance system so that you can check up on your property when you are back home wherever it is that you live.
Whether you live in Florida year round or only for a part of the year, home security is an important issue for all types of property owners. From timeshares to second homes, although the responsibility varies somewhat, the measures that you take are the same. It’s important to prepare your home for hurricane season, especially if you are not going to be around. Make sure to lock up patio furniture and other valuable items. And for the best protection year round, talk to a professional about getting an alarm system for your Florida property.