There is no better time to take a vacation than the summer. The children are out of school, the weather is warm, and the days stretch long in laid-back beauty.
In preparation for your trip, you have placed a hold on the mail and stopped newspaper delivery, but is your house really secure from criminals looking to prey upon your untended home?
It is true that newspapers collecting in the driveway or packages on the front porch can signal your absence, but there are additional steps that any homeowner should consider to avoid opening the doors to criminals.
1. Keep Mum on Your Travel Plans: Sure, you are excited about your vacation, but there is no need to let the world know where you are going or how long you will be away. As tempting as it may be,…