Tips for Protecting Your Home While You're Away for the Holidays

Ensure that you won’t come back to a nasty surprise


It’s doubtful that any person who is traveling would rather worry about losing his or her valuables at home than pick up new souvenirs from every visited city. Chances are that is you’re on the road – for a weekend or a month – you probably have quite a few precious possessions at home.[slideshow:102771]

Taking some basic safety precautions while you’re on a vacation extravaganza doesn’t take much time, and it doesn’t have to break the bank, either.

The obvious choice to protect your home would be installing a security system, but not everybody can afford it. Besides, they can be hacked.

Pack your bags, plan your itinerary, print out your boarding passes…you may think you are all set, when you’re actually leaving your home vulnerable.

Burglar-proof your house or apartment with a few simple steps. Preparations extend beyond locking the garage door and asking a friendly neighbor to stop by and water the plants. 

Click here for 17 tips to protect your home while you’re away

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