Protect Your Home While You're Away
While You're Away
  • Be careful about who you tell that you're going to be leaving town. It's especially important to not talk to strangers about your trip.
  • Don't call and have your newspaper or your mail stopped, because you don't know who's going to get that information.
  • Don't let uncollected newspapers and mail pile up. Ask a trusted neighbor or friend to pick them up for you.
  • Put lights outside your home on a motion detector. A burglar can only assume somebody saw him and is calling the police. That increases your safety factor by 50%.
  • Alarm company employees have sensitive information about you and your family. Make sure the company you use screens their employees and does a thorough background investigation.
  • If you have an alarm, make sure it is on when you leave.