1. Don’t Advertise on Social Media
Refrain from posting your travel plans on social media sites. Even with privacy settings turned on, you still never know who could see your holidays plans.
2. Install an Alarm System
Consider installing Bee-Safe security system, that allows you to check on your home while away and even arm and disarm your system from any laptop or cell phone.
3. Use Security Signs Around Your Home
An affordable option regardless if you have an alarm system or not is to display security signage around your home. This includes window and door stickers along with yard signs.
4. Use Automatic Light Timers
Inside and outside lights should be set on automatic timers to turn lights on and off at various times throughout the night. A double pack of automatic light timers can be purchased on Amazon for less than $15 here.
5. LOCK All Doors & Windows
Before you leave your home be sure to check that all windows and doors are locked. This includes second story and basement windows.
6. Never Leave a Key Under a Rock or Doormat
The first place a criminal will look for a spare key is under a door mat or objects near the door. Any spare keys for your home should be properly secured in a wall mounted lock box that is out of sight.
7. Install a Smart Camera