You have been planning your trip for months, finally, you are leaving on vacation. Coming back to a home that has been broken into can turn a great vacation into a traumatic experience. Taking some precautions before you leave can lower the risk that you will have your home violated by an intruder. At Franklin Insurance Agency in Rio Rancho, NM, we are an independent agency that puts our customer’s needs first.
Don’t announce your plans on social media
These days, people tend to expose their entire life on social media. If you let everyone know what your plans are, you are sending out an invitation to people you may not even know. Just because you only allow your friends to see your posts doesn’t mean they don’t share with someone who will take advantage of the information. Wait until you get back to share your photos.
Stop your mail
Nothing says we’re not home life an overflowing mailbox. It is as simple as filling out a form on the USPS website. Always stop your mail at least a day early, so you know for sure your mailman has read the notice to stop your delivery
Talk to your nosey neighbor
People are still the best line of defense. If you have a neighbor you know, especially one who walks around the neighborhood frequently, ask them to keep an eye on your home for anything out of the ordinary,
Let the local police know
In many small to medium towns, the local police have a community program that will send an extra patrol through the neighborhood if you let them know you will be out of town.
Secure your home
Have lights that turn on randomly, lock all your doors and windows and set your alarm. These are all common-sense steps to help keep your home safe while you are away on vacation. Having someone park in your driveway is also a good idea.
Contact Franklin Insurance Agency in Rio Rancho, NM for all your home insurance needs.