For some of us, summer means summer vacation — score! But a fun getaway can turn south if you return to a burglarized home.
Be proactive and give yourself some peace of mind during your travels with these tips from Allstate Insurance:
Stop mail and newspapers, or ask a neighbor to take them in every day that you’re away.
Put lights on timers.
Have your grass mowed.
Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway at night.
Only take necessary credit cards with you.
Keep your valuables, such as medicine and jewelry, in a carry-on.
Don't show off your jewelry, cameras, bags and other valuables while you’re on vacation.
Leave an itinerary with someone at home. Carry an extra passport photo in case you misplace or lose your passport.
Don't use your home address on luggage tags. Use your business card instead.
Check out some more home security tips here.