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Leaving Long Island for the Long Holiday Weekend?


Here’s your pre-vacation checklist from the team at CCS!

You’re in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Throgs Neck Bridge when your partner says, “Did we remember to…”. It’s one of the worst road trip questions to hear because your mind immediately begins to trace every step you made before leaving the house. The last thing you want to do is drive home to check if you closed, locked or turned off that one pesky thing that you just can’t shake, but you don’t want to leave anything to chance.
The team at Computer Controlled Services in Huntington, NY has created the ultimate checklist to ensure that you are embarking on a stress-free vacation;
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1. Close the Garage Door:

Remembering to take a second look before pulling out the driveway means a lot less stress when you’re, say four hours from home! Consider putting a post-it on the steering wheel or by the front door as a visual reminder!


2. Lights On, Lights Off:

Consider putting lights in your home on a timer that will automatically turn on and off while you’re away. Lights on give the illusion that someone is home, deterring potential burglars from targeting your house.


3. Appliances & Electronics:

This one can be daunting, depending on how many appliances you have, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry! Forgetting to turn off devices can lead to a hefty electric bill, and forgetting to unplug that toaster oven could mean a fire in your absence. Give the kids assigned items to unplug/turn-off, and give yourself time to double check everything!


4. Mail & Newspaper Delivery:

If you’re fortunate enough to have a great neighbor or family friend willing to collect your mail and newspaper each day, definitely reach out! If not, you might want to put a hold on your deliveries at the post-office. Forgetting to do either of these things will result in an overflowing mailbox, and multiple papers on the driveway – an obvious signal that your house is unattended.


5. Update Your Home Security System:

Having an up-to-date security system in place gives you extra peace-of-mind when you pull out of the driveway. CCS offers home security options for every home size, from apartments to estates. Concerned with cost and maintenance? Contact one of our customer service representatives to discuss budget and individual-necessity to ensure that your home is in the safest hands possible. Our systems offer mobile control to triple check lights, locks and thermostats, and even offer video view! Custom CCS lawn signs provide additional visibility around your property that your home is safe, protected and under surveillance, deterring anyone from considering your home as a potential target.
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