Securing your home during family vacations and trips during the summer months are especially important. To make sure you enjoy your vacation, remember these special vacation tips:
Have mail and packages picked up, forwarded or held at the post office as well as newspapers or circulars.
Lower the sound of your telephone ringer so it cannot be heard outside.
Tell police and dependable neighbors when you plan to be away.
Time your lights and motion detectors to come on during certain times of the day. Your exterior lighting should also be on a timer. Leaving the garage or porch light on all the time is a dead giveaway that you are out of town.
An empty house "feels" empty. Close your drapes and put your television, stereo or radio on a timer as well. The unexpected noise can trick burglars into thinking someone may be home.