Your home is likely one of your largest investments. As a luxury homeowner, there are some additional precautions to take to ensure its security year-round. Whether it’s your full-time residence or your vacation spot, these tips will keep your home protected. But, first and foremost, ensure your home is backed by a customized New Jersey High-Value Home Insurance policy.
Luxury homes are often the targets for burglars. Depending on where your home is located, the security it is equipped with, and the isolation of your property, your home’s security could be under more of a threat. For example, if your home is located in a heavy tourist visiting area, chances are you won’t experience much crime as it is too busy to get away with robbery.
Therefore, the LA Times states to secure the locks, invest in a home security and monitoring system, and ensure gates are functioning properly at all times. Furthermore, if you plan on going out of town, have a trusted friend or neighbor keep an eye on your home. Have them park in your driveway while you’re away, as well, to give the impression people are home. If possible, set up a home security system to track the whereabouts of visitors, contractors, landscapers, neighbors, etc.
While you are away, set up automatic timers for lights and TV’s if you don’t have anyone to house-sit. In addition, have your mail held by the post office – nothing notifies potential burglars that you aren’t home like an overflowing mailbox. Lastly, have landscapers continue to maintain your yard in your absence. Overgrown shrubs and bushes only create more hiding places for would-be thieves, so keeping them trimmed is a necessary safety precaution.
At Tri-State Insurance Agency, we are committed to protecting homeowners against the broad spectrum of perils they face. Whether it is your full-time residence or vacation spot, our high-value homeowner’s insurance is custom written to meet your specific needs and offers higher coverage limits and inclusions that traditional policies. For more information, contact us today at (888) 990-0526.