Are you going on vacation soon? With the kids out of school and the weather improving every day, this is the perfect time to go on a family getaway!

In the age of social media, it may seem routine to post on Facebook about your day, even when you’re on vacation.  Everyone is constantly sharing things on social media and it seems harmless, right? Many forget that your Facebook Profile isn’t always private. Burglars can use social media too and the one thing they look for are families on vacation. We want to advise everyone to enjoy the moment while they are on vacation and save the pictures and posts for when you get home.

Here are some other tips to make sure your home is safe while you’re away.

  • Make it look like you are around – Ask your neighbor or friends to pick up your mail
  • Install timers for your lights to make it look like someone is home at night
  • Make sure your lawn is mowed if you will be gone for a long time
  • Leave a car in your driveway

Another good way good way to protect your home is to think like the burglars. Avoid common mistakes like hiding keys under doormats or anywhere outside you home.  Burglars are experts at finding these “secret” hiding places.

They will usually stake out a neighborhood and look for the best target. Taking the precaution above will help reduce the chance of a break in at your house but it’s not full proof.

To really get sound protection for your home, invest in a security system! Secure Lock & Alarm can install state of the art home security systems that allow you to monitor your home while you’re on vacation. For more information, give us a call at 978-927-6400 or send us an email at