- Advise police that you will be away.
- Have your neighbor pick up packages.
- Have a friend pick up mail and newspapers daily.
- Use timers to turn on lights automatically.
- Hide garbage cans in garage or basement.
- Double check locks on all windows and doors.
- Leave your shades and blinds in their normal position.
- Turn the bell on your telephone low so a burglar will not hear it ringing.
- Stop deliveries of papers and magazines.