Let your neighbour know you are away, and give
them few phone Nos. where they can report any suspicious activity.
Stop the Mail and suspend newspaper delivery
or have a neighbour pick them up.
Do not have your answering machine inform caller
that you are on vacation.
Let two member s of family check and double
check that all windows and doors are properly locked.
Lock the doors and windows of each room in
Most residential burglaries occur when no one
is at home. Anything that gives the impression that some one
is at home, deters most thieves. Timer controlled lights are
very goods for giving this impression.
Thick bushes / trees allow a burglar to hide
easily. All entry points should be visible to passerby or neighbour.
Most burglaries happen at night. Do not keep
any unlit areas around the house.
Do not talk to unknown people about details
of your holiday plan.
Burglars hate to be detected. They don't like
to see or hear an alarm system activated. A house alarm system
is one of the best ways to deter a burglar.