5 Tips to prevent home break-ins during summer holidays
1 – Lights
Buy motion lights or light timers which will allow you to program your lights. This will make it appear as if someone is home by having the lights turn on and off at scheduled times.
2 – Mail Deliveries
Cancel or put on hold all regular mail deliveries, such as newspapers and subscriptions. This will prevent mail from piling up and drawing attention to your home.
3 – Security Cameras or Systems
Purchase security cameras or invest in security systems, that way you can watch your home while on vacation. These can be purchased online, or from a trusted retailer. The best security cameras will have infrared night-vision capabilities, motion detection, and remote/mobile viewing.
4 – Social Media
Hold off on posting vacation pictures, check-ins and trip plans to facebook and other social sites! Wait until you are back home to post as this will prevent people from knowing that you are not home.
5 – Outdoor Maintenance
Hire a professional or friend to take care of your lawn and driveway while you are away. An uncut lawn is an obvious sign of absent homeowners.