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Traveling soon? Make your house look occupied while you’re gone!

To keep your home safe while you are on vacation, the best thing you can do is to make your home look like someone is occupied. There are a few things that you can do to give this illusion while you are traveling.

Use Timers

One of the best things you can do to make your home appear occupied is to use a timer system to switch lights on and off. This will help it to look like there is someone there. If you have a home automation system, you can do this with it as well.

Parking

Have someone park in your driveway as this will make it look like someone is still there. While you can leave your car in the driveway if you rent a car, this is not as effective because many burglars will watch how often cars come and leave your home.

Newspaper and Mail

Before you go on vacation, you should put a hold on your mail and newspaper. When these accumulate, it is a sign that no one is home. You can call the offices and have the hold placed so you can pick the items up when you get back.

To find out more about how you can keep your home safe while you are on vacation, contact Pierce Insurance Group today.