When You Are Away from Home......Prevent Burglaries
A vacant house — or one that appears to be vacant — is an appealing target to a burglar. This is true during the work day when everyone may be at work or school, or during a vacation, a weekend away from home, or a business trip. You can alleviate day-to-day worries and make a trip more carefree if you will take a few simple steps to reduce the possibility that your house will be burglarized or vandalized while you are gone. A vacant house — or one that appears to be vacant — is an appealing target to a burglar.
Although you should always be aware of leaving windows and doors closed and locked whenever you will be out of the home, there are a number of things to consider when you're going to be away for a weekend or longer.
To help you remember, carry this list with you as you prepare to leave, and check off each item as you do it.
Returning to a home that has been broken into is an unpleasant finish to any trip. Never give a burglar an even break.
At least one day before you leave
Move all ladders, tools, lawn implements, garbage cans and yard furniture to your garage, basement or storage shed.
On the day you leave