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Angry PirateIf you’re taking a vacation this year, there’s no reason to leave your home unprotected. Here are 10 ways to be sure that burglars don’t choose your home:

  1. Be sure the doors and windows are locked.
  2. Install outdoor lighting that makes entrances to your home visible from the street without causing glare.
  3. Put random lights, televisions, and radios on timers so that anyone watching your home will think you’re still there.
  4. Prune bushes away from your home so that there aren’t any places for a burglar to hide.
  5. Contact your post office and newspaper delivery service and stop delivery while you’re gone, or have a neighbor you trust pick up your deliveries.
  6. Arrange for a neighbor to park in your driveway if you’re taking your car with you.
  7. Close the blinds so that anyone walking by can’t see what goodies you have.
  8. Install an alarm system. Prices vary, but if you leave your home often, it may be worth the $50-$100 per month investment.
  9. Install safety and security window films near windows that are close to door handles to make the windows tough to smash.
  10. Get a dog. And a dog sitter.
Have a great time on your vacations this year, but make sure your home is safe!
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