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11 Jun
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6 Home Security Tips While You’re on Vacation

Summer is one of our favorite seasons of the year! The weather finally heats up and it’s the best time to pull out the grill for a barbecue or go on that vacation you’ve been waiting on all year. As you enjoy your summer vacation, we’d like to offer you some tips for having a safe summer.

  1. Resist the urge to tell everyone about your vacation or post it on social media. It’s understandable to be excited, but hold off until you get back. There are many possible burglars lurking on the web that may be waiting for the right time to hit up your empty home.
  2. Have a neighbor, friend, or family member check up on your home a few times while you’re away. Have them check to make sure no faucets are running and nothing looks unordinary.
  3. Avoid leaving obvious signs that you’re not home, such as an overfilled mailbox or newspapers stacking up on the driveway. Have a neighbor collect your mail and newspapers while you’re away.
  4. Surprisingly, 30 percent of all burglars enter through an unlocked door or window while 34 percent of burglars will enter right through the front door. Be sure to double check all access points before leaving.
  5. Leave a light on or set a light on a timer. This can give the impression that someone is home. If you have someone dog sitting or checking up on the house, it would be best to alternate lights and leave the front porch light on.
  6. Before you leave, hide away all your expensive belongings just in case someone does break in.

The average property loss in a burglary is over $2,000! By locking up and hiding your most expensive items, you’ll reduce the chance of returning home to unwanted troubles. Have a safe and fun summer!


I like how you said to avoid leaving obvious signs that you are gone while on vacation. I am thinking of getting new home security. Thank you for the tips on home security.

I wanted to thank you for going over some security tips for a home. You mentioned that you need to check all access points before you leave. It also sounds important to check the doors and windows to see if they are still in good condition, in case they should be replaced by a more secure option.

I like how you mentioned that if we leave a light on, it will give the impression that someone is home. I’ll remember this information for when I go on vacation next month. It would be nice to get some security doors to ensure that my house and everything in it stays safe.

Security plays an important role and secures nation. The blog is fully informative for home security. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed reading it.

I had no idea that 30% of burglars enter through an unlocked door or window. I am going on vacation soon and I wanted to upgrade the security of my home including my windows before I left. I will make sure to keep that information in mind as I search for a security company to help me.

I like what you said about making sure that all of your doors and windows are locked when you go on vacation. My brother has been telling me about a trip that he wants to go on soon, and he wants to make sure that his home is safe while he’s away. I’ll share this information with him so that he can enhance the security of his home by locking his doors.

I like what you said about making sure that your door is locked so that burglars can’t enter your home. My brother has been telling me about how he wants to go on a trip for a few weeks, and he wants to make sure that his belongings are safe. I’ll share this information with him so that he can look into getting the right doors and locking them before he leaves.

Thanks for pointing out how important it is to make sure all points of entry are locked while we are away from the house on vacation. My husband and I have a friend whose house was broken into while away even though it was securely locked and everything. I think we would like to have an extra added layer of security for peace of mind and better sleep. I think that the extra layer of precaution could be something like a security door to help us feel safer.

You made a great point about having a neighbor or friend check on the home every few days to make sure nothing looks out of the ordinary. My husband and I are looking for a residential security service that can help protect our home since we go on vacation often. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

I like your tip about not telling everyone you know that you will be on vacation so that fewer people know that your house isn’t occupied. My husband and I have been wanting to get away for a while but we want things at home to be safe while we are gone. Since we are going to a cabin vacation I think we should wait to post about it until we have pictures from our trip once we are back.

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