- Consider a house sitter. It may be an added expense, but having a trusted person stay at your home is a great defense against burglars.
- Don't advertise you're away. Don't leave an outgoing voicemail stating you're out of town. Also, refrain from listing vacation dates on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.
- Invest in an alarm system.
- Put all lights on timers, so it appears someone is home. A lighted home is a deterrent for break-ins.
- Have the post office hold your mail and put your newspaper delivery on hold. An overstuffed mailbox and unopened newspapers on the lawn are a signal you are not at home.
- Leave all doors and windows locked. When possible, utilize dead bolts and secure sliding glass doors by placing a rod in the door groove.
- Alert police and a trusted neighbor to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.
- Remove any spare keys that are hidden outside the house. Instead, give a key to a trusted neighbor or family member to regularly check the house.
Have a great time on your travels and come back to a safe home. Remember that our team is always here to help. For questions please contact our offices at 626-358-1858 or 626-963-7621.
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