There are simple things you can do to protect your home while you are away. First, keep your travel plans off of social media. Instead, tell a trusted neighbor that you are going out of town and ask them to do a few things for you. Have them pick up your mail, turn lights on and off at appropriate times, and draw the curtains at nightfall. Be sure all doors and windows are locked, including the garage doors. Have good outdoor lighting to make your house less attractive to a break-in. Motion sensor lights are an excellent tool as well.
- Signal 88, a security service for residential, commercial, retailers and institutional customers, gives tips on what to remember when leaving home.
- Branch manager, Jim Cusic, joined KRQE This Morning to talk home security during the holidays.
- Cusic references the 1990’s comedy film, Home Alone, as a learning tool on what not to do when leaving town.
“Some ways homeowners can best prepare their homes is to lock all doors, windows and have a neighbor stop by.”