5 Must-Dos for Your Home Before Going Away on Vacation

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All year we look forward to the summer season. The sun’s shine seems ceaseless, backyard get-togethers bring endless smiles, and undoubtedly the best of memories are made on those summer trips with the whole family. However, while it may seem like all fun and play—“the highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months,” mainly because most families are out of town. (safeguardtheworld.com) So before you leave home to go on that much needed vacation, here are four tips that may help to protect your home and family from falling victim of robbery this summer.

Keep Mum on Specifics
Many of us get so excited about our plans to get out of town that we eagerly go on various social media platforms to make posts and even post pictures about the occasion, which (believe it or not) makes our chances of being robbed exponentially higher. “Every 13 seconds a home intrusion is committed;” to help lower your chances of being a part of that statistic, limit how much you share about specific details. Only share information with close friends and family, to be on the safe side. Once your vacation is over and you are back home you can go crazy with Facebooking, Tweeting and Instagraming as much as you please.

Up Your Security
Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into.” If you do not have one already, it’s a smart to invest in installing a home security system. A home security system is an aid that helps to alert authorities of foul play in the event that you are absent from your home. Home security systems help to give personal security and peace of mind so that you can continue to enjoy your vacation.

Form a Neighborhood Watch
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