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KEEPING YOUR HOME SAFE WHILE AWAY

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Its Summer!  Time for fun in the sun, traveling and relaxing.  Take steps now to insure you don't return home to find out that theives have 

raided your house.  A few simple but important steps taken before you leave on vacation can save you much heartache upon returning to 

your castle.  

 

  • Place your mail and newspapers on hold....don't let mail and papers piling up announce to would be theives that you aren't home.
  • If you don't have a home security system at least get some timers to place on your lights and possibly on a radio to give the appearance that someone is there.
  • Keep shrubs and bushes around your windows and doors  trimmed so that there is no place for a would be burglar to hide from sight while attempting to gain access to your house.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are securely locked.
  • Disconnect the garage door opener so that would be intruders can't use an opener utilizing the same code as yours to open the door.
  • Alert a "trusted" neighbor that you will be gone and ask them to keep an eye on your place plus give them your contact phone number in case there is a problem at your home while you are away.
  • Consider notifying your local police department that you will be out of town as many departments will have the officer in your precinct drive by your home to do a check during your absence.
  • Think about turning the water off inside of your house in case a supply line or pipe begins to leak while you are gone.  Also, this prevents someone maliciously turning on an outside water spigot and leaving it run, or even worse turning the spigot on and placing a garden hose in a window well to flood your basement. 
  • When you load your car to leave, try to load your luggage into the car while its parked inside of the garage.  No need to announce to the  entire neighborhood that you are leaving.
  • One of the most important tips.......DO NOT POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA (FaceBook, Twitter, Linked In, etc) THAT YOU ARE GOING  OR  THAT YOU ARE ON VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!  Wait to post those awesome vacation photos and details about your location AFTER you have returned home.  

Taking just a few preventative steps before you leave will increase the chances that all you have to worry about when you return home is

posting all of those fantastic family memories for all to see!

 


 

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19 Comments

Reply tiffany
8:23 PM on June 24, 2016 
Great tips!!! I never thought about not posting my pics on FB when I was away. That makes great sense. Duh!!! Thanks for the super security tips!
Reply Josh
8:26 PM on June 24, 2016 
I don't post much on social media, but the garage door opener tip I had never thought of. TY
Reply Kay
8:30 PM on June 24, 2016 
Many good ideas
Reply doug
8:39 PM on June 24, 2016 
I never thought about turning the water off. There's some kids in my neighborhood that I could see turning the water on and running up a huge bill for me. Thanks man for the info!
Reply David
12:57 PM on June 25, 2016 
Wonderful tips. You're right, some simple things that's easy to do, but things we just don't think of. Thanks guys
Reply ★ Owner
1:24 PM on June 25, 2016 
tiffany says...
Great tips!!! I never thought about not posting my pics on FB when I was away. That makes great sense. Duh!!! Thanks for the super security tips!

You are Very welcome.
Reply ★ Owner
1:32 PM on June 25, 2016 
Josh says...
I don't post much on social media, but the garage door opener tip I had never thought of. TY

Josh, We are glad that our advice could be of some assistance to you.
Reply ★ Owner
1:37 PM on June 25, 2016 
Kay says...
Many good ideas

Thank you Kay, Glad you found some of our tips to be useful.
Reply ★ Owner
1:49 PM on June 25, 2016 
doug says...
I never thought about turning the water off. There's some kids in my neighborhood that I could see turning the water on and running up a huge bill for me. Thanks man for the info!

Hi Doug, We are always pleased to hear when we can save people in our communities money on damages taking preventative steps in securing their homes, and property.
Reply Skyla
1:49 PM on June 25, 2016 
Good tips. Thanks
Reply ★ Owner
1:56 PM on June 25, 2016 
David says...
Wonderful tips. You're right, some simple things that's easy to do, but things we just don't think of. Thanks guys

David, you are very welcome! We are always glad to be of assistance. Thank you for those kind words Sir.
Reply ★ Owner
2:46 PM on June 25, 2016 
Skyla says...
Good tips. Thanks

No problem Skyla. Glad we could help!
Reply Ron
7:06 PM on June 25, 2016 
Interesting tips. I'll pass them along.
Reply Deb
3:39 AM on June 26, 2016 
I always fb & tweet before & during my vacay. I need to stop that!
Reply Susan
4:25 PM on June 26, 2016 
Thanks....don't know if I'd let the cops know tho.....lol
Reply ★ Owner
2:08 PM on June 27, 2016 
Ron says...
Interesting tips. I'll pass them along.

Hi Ron, I like your Email Handle. I hope they were helpful tips for you.
Reply ★ Owner
2:13 PM on June 27, 2016 
Deb says...
I always fb & tweet before & during my vacay. I need to stop that!

Hello Deb. Don't be upset with yourself, you would be surprised how common doing that is for Americans. We would like to think those whom we know would never burglarize our home while we were gone, while a good majority of the time this is true, Crime Stats from nearly every state show that most of the time if you are burglarized, often time it is by someone you know or have had in your home.
Reply ★ Owner
2:16 PM on June 27, 2016 
Susan says...
Thanks....don't know if I'd let the cops know tho.....lol

Hi Susan. Thank you for reading our Blog, I hope that you can find some of the tips offered here of some use to you.
Reply ★ Owner
11:01 AM on July 15, 2016 
Thank you all for your inquires!