Now that summer is here, many people are looking forward to taking some time off to do some traveling. While you are likely going to focus on all the fun you are going to have during vacation, it’s prudent to secure your home before leaving.
In fact, most communities in the United States experience a rise of 10 percent to 20 percent in home burglaries during the summer, according to a recent article posted at the Allstate blog. Some notable tips from the article include:
Verify that all your home’s locks are in good working order.
Remember to stop your mail delivery or have a trusted friend or family member take care of getting the mail for you. Otherwise, flyers and mail can accumulate at the front door and tempt criminals who suspect you are away.
Arrange for a house sitter, who can keep an eye on your property while you are gone. ...