Keeping Valuables Safe During An Open House

Spring represents a time of rebirth and is also when many people decide to relocate their families by moving, which means they first have to sell their current property and holding an open house is a great way to do that. However, there are certain safety concerns to consider before having the first one.

Here are some great ways to ensure that your valuables are properly and effectively protected during an open house:

  • Make sure your agent uses a sign-in sheet for everyone who comes into the house.
  • For multilevel homes, ask your agent to bring an assistant so that all floors are covered at all times.
  • Remove valuables from view and store them in a safe, locked place.
  • Remove all prescription medicines and lock those up too.
  • Don’t forget about small electronics such as laptops, iPads, smartphones, and other electronic devices that are easy to tuck in a pocket.
  • Don’t hide anything in your top dresser drawer (a go-to spot for thieves).
  • Make sure your computers are locked with a pass code.
  • Bills, checks, bank statements, passports, and ID cards should be secured.
  • If possible, don’t use any heirlooms or valuable possessions to stage your rooms.
  • After each open house, insist that the real estate agent check and lock all doors and windows, as you wouldn’t want anyone “stopping by” later after they have already been through the house. (Trulia,

A home security system is the best way to ensure your family, home and possessions are always secure. Contact us at Security Connection your Ottawa home security professional, to learn more about our products and services and how we can help you meet your particular needs.