December is a beautiful time of the year in our master-planned community, Caliterra in Dripping Springs. While the scenery is beautiful, the weather can get a bit chilly. If you’re taking a holiday vacation to escape the cold, you want to make sure your Dripping Springs home is safe while you’re gone. Although our master-planned community is a safe place to live, we have some do’s and don’ts for you to keep in mind while you plan your holiday vacation.
DO make sure all doors and windows are locked and fastened. Your doors should have a deadbolt lock with a one-inch throw and reinforced strike plate.
DO examine your house from the street. Can you see any valuable/expensive artwork or electronics? If you can see it that means everyone can see it.
DO unplug the power to your automatic garage door to keep anyone from opening it with a universal remote.
DO make it look like you’re home. Use timers on lights, radios and televisions.
DO ask a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail and newspaper. Also, if your neighbor is having a holiday party, you can tell them that their guests can park in your driveway. This will make it seem as if you are home and having guests over.
DO consider installing a home security system, and make sure it’s activated when you leave.
DON’T leave a message on your answering machine saying you’re on vacation.
DON’T post the details of your trip on social media. If you’re going to post on social media, make sure your privacy setting are set to where only people you know can see it.
DON’T hide a key outdoors in a protected spot. If you must leave a key, leave it with the neighbor who will be gathering your mail and newspapers.
These are a few basic do’s and don’ts to help ensure that your Caliterra in Dripping Springs home will be safe while you’re on your holiday vacation. We hope you have found these tips useful. Visit our website or make a trip to see our master-planned community in person today!