> If you have neighbors you know and trust, let them
know to keep an eye on your home.
> Either stop your mail and newspaper delivery or have
your neighbors pick up these items while you’re away.
A full mailbox is a dead giveaway to would-be criminals
that the house is unoccupied.
> In case you haven’t already done so, make sure you
have a current home inventory available. Include
details about your valuable items, including serial
numbers, models, and even photographs if possible.
> If you’re planning to be away, keep your travel plans off
of social media.
> Install motion-activated outdoor lighting, if you have
> Utilize timers or smart lighting inside your home.
Timers are relatively inexpensive, and using them on
lamps or other lighting sources can create the illusion
that someone is home – even when they’re away.
> Close your curtains or blinds before you leave.
> If you’ve recently purchased big ticket items and have
their accompanying boxes laying around, be sure to
break them down or cut them up before disposing of
> Reconsider leaving packages under the tree when
> Secure your valuables in hidden places