How to Protect Your Home While Away on Vacation

Home security tips to help you travel with peace of mind.

Summertime is finally here! For many, this means it is a time for a vacation away from home, whether it’s across the nation or into foreign lands. The excitement of a vacation can cause people to forget the easy ways to protect their homes and belongings. Taking necessary precautions can help give you the peace of mind you need that your home is left safe and sound.

Do examine your home from the street. Make sure that there are no items of value that can be seen from the street or by peeking over a fence. If a passer-by can see your belongings, so can criminals.

Do install timers on lights so that they automatically turn on and off while you are away. This gives the illusion that someone is inside and may deter thieves.

Do consider installing a home security system so that you can keep tabs on your home while away.

Do ask a friend or trusted neighbor to check up on your home, bring in the mail, and pick up the newspapers on the doorstep. Nothing says ‘I’m away’ like a full mailbox.

Don’t post the details of your vacation online. Many people can access this information and you don’t want thieves knowing that you are away for a week.

Don’t leave any GPS or visible electronics in your parked car. Whether your car is at the airport or on your driveway, it gives thieves a reason to break in.

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