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Don’t Advertise You Are Away

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Safety Tip! Don’t Advertise You Are Away

Don’t advertise you are away from home! It is an important factor in protecting your home.  The first thing a burglar looks for when choosing a house is one that is empty.  Here are some specific ways that you can make your house look occupied even when it is not.

Don’t Advertise You Are Away

  1. Use automatic timers throughout the house for lights, radios or TVs.  They even make automatic timers to open curtains and drapes now.  Make sure to set the timers up where they follow normal patterns and have battery backup in case of loss of power.
  2. Arrange to have maintenance on your house (i.e. lawn mowing, snow removal) taken care of when you are gone.
  3. Ask a neighbor or friend to pick up mail or deliveries and put out your trash can to help make it look like someone is home or at least that someone is regularly watching over your home.
  4. Ask a neighbor or friend to pick up mail or deliveries and put out your trash can to help make it look like someone is home or at least that someone is regularly watching over your home.
  5. When you are home, park your car in the garage with the garage door closed.  This will make it harder for burglars to calculate your patterns.
  6. Make sure your privacy settings are set up correctly on social media sites to ensure your posts about vacation aren’t seen by the wrong person or better yet, don’t post about your vacations until you get back.
Don’t advertise you are away from home was the first tip from our Protecting Your Home Against Burglary blog post.

Clean and Simple Cleaning ™ will be doing several more blog posts that go into details about the other tips covered in the original home protection post.  Also, check out Stacie’s personal home burglary experience.

Protecting your home against burglary is important.  Share other ways you avoid advertising when you are away from your house. Place it in the comment section and check back soon for other posts on this topic.

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