Protecting Your Home Over the Holidays

Good tips if you are traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Precautions you can take:  traveling

  • Burglars search for homes that appear to be unoccupied. Leave your car in the driveway, set timers for your lights, leave a television on
  • Stop newspaper and mail delivery
  • Have a neighbor watch over your home

Burglars want to spend no more than 60 seconds breaking into a home, these could change their minds.

  • Deadbolt locks, pins in locking windows

Don't give burglars any help

  • Clear shrubs and trees to keep windows visible
  • Secure tool sheds and ladders
  • Some thieves use tools to assist them in breaking windows


--tips courtesy of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office


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