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How to secure your home while on vacation

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When away for vacation, the last thing you want is to find that burglars found their way into your home and made away with your valuable possessions.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your home’s security.

With this in mind, there are things you can do to keep burglars away while you are away enjoying your holiday.

Listed below are important tips on how to secure your home while on vacation

Six important tips to secure your home while you are away on vacation

How to secure your home while on vacation (1)1. Lock up- While this may seem obvious, forgetting to lock even a window can provide a great opportunity for burglars to enter your home.

Always make sure that you lock up every door, window and any other entrance that burglars may use to access you home.

2. Hold newspaper and mails- A good indicator that you are not at home is a pile of uncollected mail or newspaper on your front yard.

When planning to go on vacation, you can request your neighbors to hole your mail. Alternatively, you can make a request at the poster to have your mail held until you come back.

Have the newspaper guy stop delivering for some time until you are back from vacation.

3. Create the illusion that someone is home- You can create an illusion that you are at home, for instance you can set a timer to automatically switch your lights on and off at certain times of the night. You can also set the radio or TV on a timer to create noise and deter thieves from breaking in.

4. Keep valuables away- Keep jewelry, cash, and other valuable items away.

Keeping valuables where they are easily visible can encourage burglars to break in.

5. Invest in home security system- A good home security system such as CCTV cameras or alarm can deter burglars from breaking in while you are away.

6. Let friends/neighbors know you will be away- In addition to making sure that your home is as secure as possible always alert your neighbors or friends while going away on vacation.

Neighbors can help keep an eye on thing while you are away.

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Your loved ones can come in and help collect newspaper, mail or even maw your lawn to create the illusion that someone is home

If you are wondering how to secure your home while on vacation, listed above are some of the most effective methods, ensure that your home is locked, install a good security system and always let your neighbors know you will be away.