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Posted on: June 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Home Safety

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Whether it’s relaxing by the beach, hiking in the mountains, or even just a quick getaway, this is the top season for vacations. Before leaving town, there are some steps to help protect your property, so you don’t return home as a crime victim. 

  • Put all mail, newspapers and packages on hold. If you end up getting something delivered unexpectedly, reach out to a friend or neighbor to keep it safe until you return home.
  • Set timers for lights, and set them to random times each day. This helps create the illusion of someone being home.
  • Triple check that all doors, windows, pet doors and your garage are locked.
  • Close all blinds and curtains to prevent people from looking into your home.
  • Leave a car in the driveway to make it look like someone is home. If you are taking your car with you, ask a neighbor to park in your driveway.
  • Install a motion-activated light in your yard, and set a timer for your porch light each evening.
  • Wait until you are back home to post any photos on social media. This will prevent burglars from knowing when you are gone.

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