Now that school is out and the summer months are upon us, many families take the opportunities to go and ‘get away from it all’.

While everyone needs a vacation from time and time and it’s always good to spend time with your family, some will not even consider the risk that their absence can pose to their homes.

Burglars are always waiting for an opportunity to break into your home and steal your belongings and the extended timeline of a family vacation provide a great opportunity.

To protect your home this summer, take a few precautions to help keep your home safe.

  • Put your lights on times so that your house isn’t sitting dark the whole time you’re away. This will make it look like the home is occupied to those who may be driving by during the day or in the evening.
  • Contact the post office and your local newspaper and arrange to have all deliveries held while you are way. This will keep mail from piling up which advertises that you are not available and the house is currently vacant.
  • Make arrangements to have your lawn cut if you’re going to be gone for more than a day or two. Tall grass is one of the first things that burglars look for when targeting a home.
  • Consider asking a friend or relative to come and, “house sit” while you are away.

To further protect your home, contact our offices in Joplin, MO and ask about our home security systems. We have security systems and burglary alarms that can help to give you peace of mind when you’re away. Our products have stood the test of time and are of the highest quality. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.