Are you an easy target? Thieves are using new strategies to break into homes this summer. We discussed some of our tips on the news to prepare homeowners for a safe summer season. Listen below!

 

Summer Safety Tips

1. For Goodness’ Sake, Don’t Leave Keys Out

We say it often, but you’d be surprised how many people still put spare keys under a door mat or somewhere around their home. Many police departments will tell you how unwise this is – especially because criminals look for these keys. After all, it’s an easy way to get in without creating any noise.

2. What Are You Posting To Facebook?

“Can’t wait for Costa Rica! 2 more days!” Saying something on such a public forum can be a dead giveaway that your home will be empty soon. Our advice? Save it for your return.

3. Who Is Watching Out For You?

Don’t feel bad asking a neighbor to keep an eye on your home if you’ll be away. Offer to do the same for them! They’ll be more likely to notice strange behavior around your home.

Have any tips to share? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Cover photo by mikael altemark