You wait all year for the opportunity to go away on vacation. As the date approaches you to start thinking about leaving your home alone while you are away and the thought that you need to take some safety precautions dawns on you. By taking a few actions you can make your home is much less likely to be targeted. At Wilcoxon Insurance Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD, we believe in providing our customers with tailor-made insurance products that they can afford.
Stop your mail delivery
It is very easy to put a stop to your mail delivery. You can do it online at the USPS website. Also, stop the newspaper if you get one.
Arm your alarm
If you have a home alarm system make sure it is turned on. Lock all your doors and windows and if you don’t have an alarm, get the signs that say you do have one. They are a worthwhile investment.
Have lights on timers
If you want your home to look lived in, it helps to have lights in different rooms that will turn on and off at scheduled times. Do it as randomly as possible.
Park a car in your driveway
If you have a second car, make sure it is out sitting in your driveway. If not, maybe you can borrow one from a family member or friend.
Talk to your neighbor
Let your neighbor know that you will be away and ask them to keep an eye on your home for you
Don’t announce your vacation plans on social media
You can feel free to post pictures when you return but before and during your vacation don’t tell everyone where you are and when you are returning.
When it comes to home insurance, you can count on Wilcoxon Insurance Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD for all your insurance needs.