Hints to Keep Your Home Safe while You’re Away


Security to-do’s

  • Set a timer to turn exterior and interior lights on and off when you normally would, or use a mobile app to control lights remotely.
  • Stop your mail and newspaper deliveries.
  • Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home and, if necessary, bring your recycling and garbage cans to and from the curb on pickup day.
  • Hide and/or lock up valuables, like jewelry.
  • Inform your security system provider and local police of your travel dates, so they can take extra steps to protect your home, if necessary.
  • Don’t share your travel plans on social media sites.

Preventive to-do’s

  • Turn off the water supply to your washing machine, sinks and toilets, or consider installing a system that will shut off water where it detects a leak.
  • Unplug electronics and appliances, or use a mobile app to control appliances remotely.

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