Become Anti-Social this holiday season. Posts can go viral alerting people that you don’t know that you are away from home and increasing the potential for a home break-in. Save all those great holiday travel social media posts for when you get home.
Ask your neighbours to switch on and off different interior lights in your home so the same lights aren’t left on for extended periods of time. Set up interior and exterior lights on timers.
Ask a neighbour or a service company to shovel snow from your walkways and remove newspapers, mail and packages left on the front porch.
Drain your water pipes and turn off your water before leaving to avoid damage.
And while having a home security system is always a good idea, those motion activated barking dogs are not only a great deterrent but provide comic relief when the initial reaction of the culprit is caught on camera!