If you have travel plans this season, it is important to keep your home looking as lived-in as possible. If possible, leave a vehicle in the driveway. Make sure to put a stop on your mail and newspaper delivery. Put your lamps on automatic timers. If you have snow while you are gone, arrange for a neighbor to shovel sidewalks or pull into the driveway to make it look as if someone is home.
You want your home to look exactly as it would if you were home. The more lived in it looks, the better deterrent to thieves. Taking a few extra steps can help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.