The key is to
Protecting Your Home while you are
away is to
make it look like you never left:
shades and blinds in their normal positions.
and newspapers, or ask a neighbor to pick them
up each day.
several household lights on timers so they turn on and
off at appropriate times.
have your lawn mowed
or snow shoveled from
your side walks and driveway while you are gone.
all your doors and windows.
your residence on the local Police Departmentís
might even put a radio or TV on a timer, and ask a
neighbor to park in your driveway overnight.
While you are out enjoying your vacation, there are some basic
safety tips you should follow:
Donít display expensive jewelry, cameras, bags, and other
items that might draw attention.
Check maps before you go out so you can tour
Stick to well-lighted, well-traveled streets at all times.
Always lock your vehicle and keep valuable items out of
sight by locking them in the trunk.
Donít advertise that you are a tourist by leaving maps and
guidebooks on the seat or dashboard. Keep
them in the
glove box or trunk.
Traveling safely with your family means sticking together
and keeping an eye on your children and
each other at all
Equip each family member with their own cell phone and
arrange a "call each other" schedule when
sure your children know where you are staying, and
teach them what to do if you get separated.
Download this free eBook for more suggestions on securing your
property, home, furnishings, and valuables while you and your
family enjoy your vacation.
Making your home appear occupied while you are away can go a
long way toward discouraging a casual burglar.
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