Protect your home while on vacation

House Purist

About 40% of burglaries don’t involve forcible entry. Just by properly securing your home, you can reduce your chances of unlawful intrusion

Ensure your home is secure when you’re away

While the warmer months are the most popular time for travel, they’re also the most popular for home burglaries. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 65.8 percent of burglaries are residential and occur in 8 to 12 minutes. Burglars also search for homes that are unoccupied.

Since nothing ruins a vacation more than worrying, make sure you’ve taken sufficient measures to deter burglars and thieves from entering your home.

Here are some tips to keep your home safe and secure while you’re away:

  • Never indicate that you’re away from home on your voicemail message. Turn down your phone ringer volume. Unanswered telephone calls can alert housebreakers to an unoccupied house.
  • Have you locked every door or window, including…

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