While You are Away
Make arrangements with the Post Office to hold or forward your mail.
Advise Public Security of your departure and arrival dates.
Ask a neighbour to park one of their cars in your driveway.
Have a friend or neighbour pick up your junk mail and flyers.
Have lights on timers, inside your home.
Never leave an exterior light on continuously. Use timers or photoelectric sensors.
Use a bar locking system on patio doors.
Have a friend enter your house at least twice a week to check.
Ensure that your alarm system is operating properly.
De-activate your electric garage door opener.
In winter: ask a neighbour or friend to keep your walkway clean; ensure that your heating system is working properly and that your system reservoir is full.