Owning a luxury home is a goal many aspire to reach. With all of your hard-work and effort to find the perfect home with all of the features you desire, it’s critical to take the necessary measures to protect it all year-round. Whether it’s your primary residence or a vacation home, be sure to secure your investment with a customized Ann Arbor High-Value Home Insurance package and heed the following safety advice.

Unfortunately, beautiful homes are common targets for thieves. Depending on where your home is located, its proximity to major highways, and how many people surround your neighborhood, your home may be at risk. Especially during summer when tourism is at an all-time high, awareness is critical.

According to the LA Times, secure the locks, invest in a home security and monitoring system, and ensure gates are functioning properly at all times.

As is it summer, ask a trusted neighbor, friend, or paid caretaker to keep an eye on your home if you go on vacation. Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately. Or, if you have a camera system installed, this can help identify who comes on your property and when. Furthermore, ask the caretaker to bring in any mail or packages.

Lastly, do your best to make the home look lived-in. Whether it’s with random timers for lights and music or having a neighbor park in your driveway, it’s important to imply that someone is home to deter potential burglars. If you plan on going on an extended vacation, don’t let the landscaping and regular maintenance go. Overgrown bushes and weeds will only indicate no one is home, making your residence a prime spot for crime.

At Thayer-Innes Insurance Agency and Freeman Bunting Insurance Agency, we strive to provide comprehensive insurance solutions to support Ann Arbor homeowners. Our high-value homeowners’ policies can be tailored to meet your specific risk exposures and provides much more coverage than a traditional policy, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. For more information about our products, contact us today at (855) 395-6316.