• 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While You're on a Family Vacation

    Enjoy the vacation with the kids without having to worry about your home.
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While You're on a Family Vacation
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  • For many parents, weekends are rarely enough to rest and recharge. Every single day can be exhausting when you're shuttling between climbing the corporate ladder and managing a family and a home. Thus long weekends and holidays, such as the Holy Week, are always anticipated. In fact, many plan out-of-town trips during the break for some quality time with the family.

    However, burglars are aware of this fact too. In a recent press briefing, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) warned the public against posting their whereabouts on social media while on vacation, for their safety. 

    “Based on our experience, posting these itineraries allows criminals to monitor if you are not in your house,” NCRPO Spokesperson Police Supt. Kimberly Molitas said. 

    Shee also advised the public to make sure their homes are well secured before they take the long weekend off.

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    Planning to be away for a few days? It doesn't take much handyman skills to secure your home. The following products are affordable, easy to install, and most importantly, they work! 


    Akari Floodlight LED Motion Sensor (30 watts)
    Php2,299.75
    It detects motion up to 4 meters away, and turns on at the slightest hint of movement. It has a 30,000-hour lifespan, and is waterproof so it can be installed outdoors. 


    Shepherd Home Security Window Alarm
    Php294.75

    Intended for windows, it has a magnetic sensor switch that sets off a powerful 105 dB alarm when magnetic contact separates. 

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    PLDT Basic Fam Cam 
    Add Php99 to your PLDT Home subscription 
    Monitor your home from anywhere you are. It's quick to install and is easy to use with its mobile phone app. 



    Cash Box
    Php339.75

    Keep your cash and other valuables at home secure with this heavy-duty steel cash box.

     


    Meiji Smoke Detector
    Php689.75
       
    The device lights up and sounds off when smoke is detected to help prevent fires.

    All items above, except the PLDT Fam Cam, are available at Ace Hardware.

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