We often talk about Safe Surfing
here, sharing tips for making your online life
a bit more secure. But what about your offline life, are you always doing the right things to keep yourself secure? A recent Mashable article
highlighted six red flags that could alert thieves that no one is home.
They touch on the obvious one that involves your online and offline life; not over-sharing on social networks, letting folks know that you are away from your home. However, if you do share pictures and posts prior to your return, always make sure to thank the house-sitter, even if you don't have one. (Our family has cats and a dog, so we always have someone staying at our home when we are away.)
A few other obvious tips included not allowing packages and mail to pile up while you are gone and not allowing valuables to be easily visible from the street. Check out the full list here
to learn some alternatives to leaving spare keys and ways to make your house look less vacant while you are away, particularly with upcoming holiday travelling.