Don’t Announce Your Plans Online
“Finally going to Italy May 10-29!” you might caption an Instagram or Facebook photo months in advance. If your social media platforms are public, you’re giving plenty of strangers the opportunity to plan for a break-in. And even if they’re not, an acquaintance might mention it, with the information getting in the wrong hands. You’ll also want to make sure you do these 12 things before leaving your home on vacation.
Solution 1: Post Old Photos
While you’re on vacation, occasionally post ambiguous images of you or your family and friends at your home to throw off any potential burglars following you on social media. The best home security is getting inside the head of a burglar. Here are 21 things a burglar won’t tell you.
Solution 2: Post Photos of Your House Sitter
If you absolutely must post photos of your trip, or are required to do it for work (such as lifestyle blogging), then a good way to keep the burglars away is to post sporadic photos of your home, pets and even house sitter. You can post captions like, “So grateful we have a wonderful house sitter watching over our home for the next week!” Be sure you upgrade your home security by installing a keyless door lock that you can give your house sitter a personal code to.