Meet Your Neighbors
Check in With Your Family Members and Friends
Get a Home Security System
Install a Deadbolt Lock
Get a Dog
It is important to remember that a dog is not a substitute for a home security system. Additionally, if you are renting a home or apartment, then it is a good idea to check with your property manager before you do so.
Do not Let People Know When You Will Be Going Out of Town
Newspapers in front of the yard, garbage overflowing and tall grass are some of the signs that indicate someone has not been home for a long time. If you will be going out of town, then it is a good idea for you to have a family member or friend look after your home.