When you travel, there is a lot to worry about, and the last thing you need to be concerned about is if your home is a target for thieves while it is vacant. Burglars and thieves often look for signs that a home is unoccupied as a method of targeting. Because of this, it is important that you know how to make your home look occupied even when you are traveling.
One of the most obvious signs that you are away is the accumulation of mail and newspapers. Some thieves will monitor a street on trash pickup day to see which homes do not put cans out to the curb. To avoid these tell-tale signs, consider having a friend or neighbor put your cans out and return them, and collect your mail and newspapers. Do not stop your mail or paper delivery if you can help it. Many thieves work in these industries to target homeowners that request a vacation hold.
Finally, a timer system that will randomly turn on lights and the television can contribute to a sense of activity in the house. Practice these traveling tips and visit Weeks & Associates Insurance Services today about homeowners insurance.