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Home security tips for vacationers

Keep the following home security tips in mind as you plan your next getaway...

Going away on vacation is a time we all look forward to, but it can also be a time of concern. Leaving your home unattended for long periods of time can significantly increase the risk of a break-in that goes unnoticed. Fortunately, there are a range of steps that can be taken to keep your home protected. Keep the following home security tips in mind as you plan your next getaway:

  • Let a trusted neighbor know when you are leaving and how long you will be gone so they can keep an eye on your house for you. Leave this neighbor with your contact information as well.
  • Arrange for a neighbor or close friend to mow your lawn or shovel your driveway if you will be away for a longer period of time.
  • Hold your mail at the post office. If you are only going away for a few days, have a neighbor or friend collect your mail.
  • Leave your lights on a timer to give the illusion that someone is home at night.
  • Ensure that all doors and windows are securely locked.
  • If you have a home alarm system, make sure that it is armed.
  • Never advertise that you will be gone, especially on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to the above home security tips, it is a great idea to install a home security system. WH Security provides home security systems that monitory your property 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit WH Security’s home automation page or call a WH Security representative at 763.477.3664.