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It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?
One way to get some peace of mind is to invest in one of the numerous high-tech security systems currently available. Not in the budget this year? Not to worry.
There are plenty of less costly steps you can take to help prevent burglaries. Here are a few that law enforcement officers and other experts recommend. They’ll help keep your home safe while you’re traveling for the holidays and come in handy all year round.
Be Smart About Getting Ready
Make It Look Like You’re Still Home
Don’t Be an Easy Target for Burglars
Finally, just because you don't have an expensive alarm system or security service doesn't mean you can't fake it. Invest in some inexpensive decals and signage (readily available on the Internet), or even some fake security cameras, and display them prominently. Another option is some kind of "Beware of Dog" sign, even if you don’t have a dog.
With a little thought, a little effort and not a lot of money, you can have better security back home even as you’re off enjoying the holidays. Have fun, and be safe!
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