- One of the best ways to keep your home safe from anyone unwanted is to have a trusted friend or family member house sit or keep an eye on your home. They can stay at your house or just stop by once a day to bring in the mail, take care of pets, or just turn lights on and off.
- At the very least, if you're going to be away from home for >2 or 3 days, contact the post office and request they hold your mail and newspapers. An overflowing mailbox or pile of newspapers on your porch are a "Welcome" sign to any unwanted trespassing on your property.
- Another easy option is to employ timers on your light fixtures to show the neighborhood that you're "home". These are easy to set up, cheap, and seem to do the trick.
- You want to make sure your home is locked securely. Even though the weather is chilly, double-check your deadbolts and of course, your window locks. Some experts recommend turning off or unplugging your garage door openers. Universal garage remotes can be used by thieves to enter your home.
Of course, we're not here to scare you! We are looking out for your safety during these busy holidays! A premier custom home builder in Central IL, we want your home safe and you all to enjoy friends and family during this joyous time!