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Bay Area Executive Protection Firm Advises on Maintaining a Second Residence


Vacation homes offer high-powered Bay Area executives, entrepreneurs, and others who should consider executive protection services with the chance to escape the stress and intensity of day-to-day life. They can also be excellent investments. Unfortunately, since they are not occupied full-time, thieves frequently target them. Protect your vacation home by following these recommendations:

  • Install a monitored security system. Cameras should allow you to monitor your home from nearly any device and from any distance. Set up alerts to notify you of any breaches or other problems on the premises. Outdoor cameras also directly deter would-be thieves.
  • Make the house look “lived-in.” Install timers on lights throughout the house. Keep the landscaping up year-round, and don’t let mail or newspapers pile up. Adopt strategies similar to the ones that you use to keep your home looking “lived-in” while you are on vacation.
  • Secure all windows and doors. Most burglars don’t have to break a window or door to enter a home, since many homeowners keep their windows unlocked. Install strong locks on all first floor windows, and use a nail or pin in the frame for further protection. Install deadbolts on all external doors as well as the basement door.
  • Hire a security company to patrol the home. This provides monitoring for suspicious activity on a regular basis. Any would-be thief targeting a home that’s effectively guarded by a patrol will think twice and likely move on.

Look No Further in Your Search Examining Palo Alto Security Companies

Orion Security provides a variety of residential, business, and protection services. We serve Santa Clara, San Jose, Palo Alto, and other Bay Area cities south of San Mateo and Livermore. Contact us at (800) 564-5105 to learn about our pricing and/or why we consider ourselves one of the finest security companies in the area.

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