Avoid being a victim of a home burglary:
Be smart when you are away on vacation. We all want to post where we are and show our fun pictures on social media. My advice is go ahead and do it, IF you have someone staying at your home watching over it. BUT, if you do not have a house sitter then refrain from posting until you are back in route home. I keep automatic timers on most of my lights, alternating when they go off and on throughout the house. Having the post office hold your mail is another great tool to avoid showing obvious signs of you not being home for extended period of time. You may be located in a gated community which does add extra security from intruders. I am, fortunate enough, to live next door to a police officer and a house of military guys. I feel extra safe, but I still take the necessary precautions when staying away from my home for more than 2 days. Auto theft and burglary: That does bring me to another subject….Vehicles. Lock them up and keep valuables out of sight. This goes for loose change and CD’s (do those still exist??). Stay smart and safe my friends!