Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Keep your home safe this holiday season
If you are traveling this holiday season, make sure you take the necessary precautions to ensure your vacant home isn't left vulnerable to theft and other crimes. Please take a moment and read through these tips, courtesy of the Burlington Police Department:
-Lock all doors and windows, using deadbolts
-Store all valuables and personal belongings out of sight, securely inside your residence
-Draw all first floor shades and window treatments to prevent thieves from "window shopping"
-Utilize timed lights and/or motion lights to deter thieves
-Notify trusted neighbors of your travel plans
-Arrange to have mail and other deliveries to your home stopped or picked up
Of course, safe travels and happy holidays!
-Jamie Wright, REALTOR
photo credit: MarthaStewart.com