Protect your home when you are away

Summer is the perfect time for theft. In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, July and August are the worst months for theft. So before you hit the road, here are some tips to stay safe when not.

Turn your security system for home before traveling:

If you have a system, consider investing in one. In addition to helping protect your home, you can get a discount on your homeowners insurance.

Stop receiving newspapers and mailings:

Nothing indicates more clearly that “homeowners are on vacation” that a lot of newspapers stacked on the stairs of his house and a mailbox full of letters and journals.

Trim trees and near doors and windows bushes:

This makes it difficult for potential thieves hiding near his home.

Keep your lawn cut:

Ask someone to mow, so it looks like someone is at home.

Let your neighbors about your absence:

Provide number where you can be reached. You could also let someone you trust a copy of your house key.

Put timers on lights:

It’s better if you put timers so that the lights come on at different times.

Put a password on your computer:

Today, the thieves do not just steal the TV. Many are prepared to enter into your computer and access your financial accounts. Before going on vacation, you can disable the automatic entry and put a password on your system for when your computer is turned on. By keeping your home safe, you will enjoy your holiday even more.