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10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation


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Lock Up
Lock your windows, as well as your doors.
Lock your windows, as well as your doors.
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This seems so obvious, but hey, it's easy to forget. If you keep a window unlocked to allow the cat easy access, or never bother to turn the deadbolt on the kitchen door, now's the time to clean up your act. Locking your home makes it less attractive to opportunistic burglars. If you don't make it easy, there's a better chance that when you get home, your house will be in the same condition as when you left it.


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