Posted by on December 23, 2018

Holidays offer many of us people an opportunity to travel.  Some Torontonians fly south to enjoy warmer climates (sadly missing some of our colder winter days).  A vacation offers a well-deserved break from the rigours of our daily lives.  It is also, unfortunately, a time when people target homes for theft.

Here are 6 tips to deter break-ins:

  1. Avoid publicly announcing your vacation (i.e. Facebook, Instagram)
  2. Make the outside of you house look “lived in” – snow shoveled, newspapers and mail collected…
  3. Set timer for inside/outside lights
  4. Ask friend/ family to check on the house from time to time.
  5. Check alarms before you go.
  6. Store valuables such as jewelry elsewhere. 

In general, you want your home to look “lived in” and to remove items that you cannot replace.

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