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Step up security while you’re away

Posted by msmrealtygroup on May 11, 2018
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Protecting your home while you’re away is key to ensuring a peaceful return from your travels. Here are a few ways to keep an eye on your house while you’re out of town.

Purchase a timer or smart plug.

It’s better not to keep your lights blazing the entire time you are away, but instead use a traditional light timer or a modern smart plug that allows you to control lights with an app. Your electric bill will thank you.

Stop mail and newspaper deliveries.

By going online, you can place a hold on your mail and newspapers so passers-by aren’t alerted to the pile growing on your porch or driveway.

Alert your neighbor.

Give a heads up to a trusted neighbor when you’ll be leaving town, and make sure they have your current contact number. An extra set of attentive eyes may be your best defense against crime.