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How to Have a Safe and Secure Summer

07/19/2018 10:47AM ● By Digital Media Director

By: Midco®

Here are a few easy things you can do to keep this summer safe and secure.

Say Hello

Get to know your neighbors. Tell the ones you trust when you are leaving town and ask them to help keep an eye on your home while you are away. They can also help gather newspapers, mail, or package deliveries while you are gone. 

Close It and Lock It Up

While summer is a great time to open up the windows, doors and garages, this can also be an open invitation to thieves. Bikes, patio furniture, portable devices, and other valuables left unattended are prime targets for summer criminals. Unlocked cars and campers in the driveway can also be an easy hit.

Post It After You’re Home

As tempting as it is to talk about your upcoming vacation on social media channels, this is the best way to tip off thieves that you’re away. Wait to share your vacation memories until you are back home.

Invest in Home Security

Home security and automation systems can deter thieves. Burglars say they often look for cameras and security signage before breaking in. Keep in mind most break-ins occur between 10 am and 3 pm.

Get Smart

Ever get a few hours down the road and wonder if you locked the front door? Get a home security and automation system and worry no more. Use the app to engage smart locks and turn lights on and off, and more. You can also use theses types of apps to check your security cameras to see what your kiddos are up to at home while you’re at work.

Follow these easy tips, and have a safe and secure summer.