Safety tips before you travel

Safety tips before you travel

Since the warm weather has arrived numerous in mid-Michigan are planning that summer vacation.

There is nothing more regrettable than coming home from a fun trip, just to discover criminals have arrived first.

Nonetheless, you can ensure your home with a couple of do’s and don’ts…

“If you have any friends or relatives, let them know you’re going to be gone. I always let my neighbor know when we’re going to be gone for an extended period of time.

Take out the trash. If you’re going to be gone for more than a week or so. have somebody take care of your lawn. If you’re lawn is overgrown, people are going to know you’ve not been there.

If you have any valuables out, make sure you lock them up in a safe if you have one.

One final thing to maintain a strategic distance from when you’re out of town is attempt to remain off online networking however much as could be expected. You would prefer not to communicate to anyone out there that you don’t have a clue about that, hello I’m a hundred miles away or a few hours from my home and I will be away for possibly 14 days,” said Officer Dan Wolschleger from Grand Blanc Township Police.

Home security systems are more popular than ever.

You can place multiple cameras around your home, receive instant notifications if someone approaches, and even ward off intruders with alarms or by talking back to them, making it appear you’re inside.

Whatever you do, save those scenic snapshots of you and your family or selfies until after you return home.

Many police departments will also stop by your home while you’re away — if you let them know ahead of time.

It’s just another step to help stop thieves from ruining your time away.

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