The days are getting longer, the kids are getting out of school, and I think we all need a vacation. Some of us haven't traveled much in the last couple of years, so maybe we're a little rusty on all those smart things we should be doing to keep our homes safe while we're away. Here are a few good tips:
Have the post office hold your mail. If you get a newspaper delivery, notify them as well.
Leave a key with a friend, neighbor or family member, in case someone needs to get in.
Keep a low profile on social media. Unless you have a house-sitter, maybe post those great vacation pix after you get home!
Install motion activated lighting.
Install a video doorbell system.
Install timers on interior lights.
Notify your alarm company, HOA or neighborhood patrol.