Every 13 seconds, according to national crime statistics in the United States, a home break-in occurs, and statistics indicate more occur in the summertime.
Per the article, Is home secured for summer vacation? in The Columbian published May 18, 2017 in its “Life” section, as the summer months approach, Clark Public Utilities is endeavoring to remind everyone to keep their homes safe against home break-ins.
Here is a breakdown of the steps suggested for keeping your home safe while away on vacation:
• If you haven't yet, install an alarm system
• If you have a smartphone, you can automate, control, and secure your home via the internet utilizing a wireless camera.
• Install lighting sensors (that will activate lights if motion is detected)
• Put lights on timers
• Stop delivery of mail and paper, or have someone pick it up while you are gone so it is not left on the doorstep
All good ideas. And as Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”