When you’re excited about vacation, it’s easy to forget about what you’re leaving behind. That is, until you get to the airport and wonder: Did I lock the door? Is the iron on? Is the garage door open? Secure your home before you leave so you can travel with maximum confidence and peace of mind. Not surprisingly, burglaries spike in July and August because these are popular vacation months.
These home security tips for when you’re on vacation will help ensure that you won’t return to any unpleasant surprises.
Target Your Home As a Burglar
How would you get into your home? Evaluate your home from the inside and out, night and day. You might even try a “mock” break-in, trying window jambs and loose locks on your house’s perimeter. Just let the neighbors know what you’re up to before you go lurking in the bushes.
If you failed your test, here are a few thoughts to harden your residence against burglars.