Going Out of Town? Protect Your House From Burglars!

If your holiday plans include a plane, train, bus or car, you're leaving your house unattended during a very vulnerable time of year! Burglary numbers usually reach their highest point during the holiday season, with 400,000 burglaries occurring between November and December according to the FBI. Plus, today's burglars rarely fit the bumbling fool archetype from Home Alone. In fact, many of them are using new technology to their advantage, so it's more important than ever to protect your stuff!
Update your home's entry points. Burglars are more likely to break in if they think it will be a quick and easy job. Old doors are attractive to burglars because they're easy to break and usually don't have a deadbolt. Similarly, rusting locks and decaying window frames make your house a big target. Look at your home from the perspective of a burglar, and take the time to reinforce the weak areas.
Five more great home-safety tips: https://brightnest.com/posts/going-out-of-town-for-the-holidays-outsmart-burglars

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  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Dec 21, 2012
    @Jeanette S the trouble with names is people often use them for security questions.
  • Kathleen Kathleen on Aug 08, 2014
    They also use the name of the family and pets when trying to pick up a child in the case of kidnapping etc