It is the time of year that everybody leaves town for the holidays. Trips in December are exciting and offer much-needed relaxation. However, anxiety about leaving your San Jose home unattended is unavoidable. You don’t need to let it ruin your vacation by filling you with stress. Some simple ways to take precautions against home intrusions before you leave.  Read our list of vacation security ideas below. 

Tips on Securing Your San Jose Home Before Vacationing

Don’t Announce you are leaving or where you have gone

Social media makes it easy for burglars to know when people aren’t home. Not all social media platforms are completely private, and the pictures you post let criminals know you are gone. Try waiting until you return to post those perfect vacation pictures. You’ll enjoy yourself more when you don’t have to worry about who may be watching.

Put Your San Jose Home Lights on Timers

Both interior and exterior lights can be put on timers. Doing this helps give the illusion that your family is at home. Leaving a light on the entire time you are gone may actually alert burglars that you are gone because it never changes. A better idea is to set a timer on your San Jose home lights for different times of the day to convince criminals you are there. 

Ask a Neighbor to Pick up your Mail

Mail piling up outside of a home is a dead giveaway you are gone. Don’t let a pile of newspapers or a full mailbox give burglars any ideas that you aren’t home. Have a good friend or neighbor come by to pick up your mail, and burglars are sure to stay away. 

Have Window Film Applied to Your San Jose Home’s Windows

Installing privacy window tint makes it harder for burglars to see who or what is inside your San Jose home. If you don’t want privacy window tinting, even clear window film will do the job of protecting your home from burglars while you are on vacation. It reinforces the glass of your windows and doors, making it harder for thieves to penetrate. Shattered glass stays adhered to the film after impact and takes numerous blows to actually give way. Most burglars will not want to fight their way in and will leave rather than attract more attention. 

For more information and pricing on having standard security window film applied to your San Jose  home to deter theft, reach out to us today. It only takes one day to install, so there is still time to get it applied before you leave.


Angus Faith has an extensive background and experience operating in the architectural and construction industry. For years, he worked as an architect in Scotland where he obtained his degree and assisted with numerous commercial and residential projects. Later, he moved to the United States and began a new career in the window tinting industry, a job which he has now held for over a decade. Using a combination of his architectural knowledge and insight of window tinting innovations, Angus specializes in helping his customers in San Jose find the perfect window film to meet their goals. Over the years, he has worked with a range of brands and types of window film, including energy efficient, security, and decorative options from 3M, LLumar, Vista, Solar Gard, C-Bond, and more. Angus is a product expert and is considered to be one of the top professionals in his field.