5 Burglary Prevention Tips While Traveling

Dallas Homeowners Insurance and Burglary

As you embark for your summer vacation, you may feel confident that you have planned everything perfectly for an amazing trip. However, have you considered the safety of your home as you leave it behind? Consider these 5 helpful tips to avoid returning to any unpleasant surprises:

  1. Enlist someone whom you can trust to check on your house regularly. Leave this person with a key to your home and ask them to check the mail and collect your newspaper.
  2. Set timers for lights, televisions, and radios so that your home appears occupied during typical active hours.
  3. As tempting as it may be to brag about your vacation plans, refrain from boasting about your trip on social media. Criminals are experienced and know that people often announce their departures and their home’s vulnerability.
  4. This may seem obvious, but make sure to lock every single window and door.
  5. Be sure to trim all hedges and mow your lawn before you leave. You want to maximize exposure to your home so that a criminal has nowhere to hide.

Our primary goal at VGW Walker Insurance is to provide Texans with the peace of mind they deserve, knowing all of their most important assets are adequately protected. Contact us today for all of your Texas homeowners’ insurance needs.