With summer nearing, many residents will be leaving their homes for extended vacations. In order to protect homes from burglaries, homeowners should use a few tips to make their homes appear that someone is home. Police advice residents to cancel any deliveries or newspaper deliveries that might indicate someone is not home to collect these items. Using a lot of outside lighting and keeping lights on timers are good techniques for deterring potential thieves. Prior to leaving for vacation, homeowners should alert their alarm system companies. Neighbors also should be alerted to monitor the home for any suspicious activity, and encouraging them to park in the empty driveway is a good way to keep the home appearing as though it is occupied. | Read More