- Tip: When was the last time you checked your social media privacy settings? Ensure that your profiles and all the information associated with them are visible to only the people you’re connected to.
5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During Holiday Travel
The holiday season means travel for many—visiting loved ones, taking that special trip you’ve always wanted to, and jaunting to the city for the sights, lights, and delights of the season. All that travel means that you’ll be away from home, leaving it and the valuables inside vulnerable to those who are on Santa’s naughty list. To avoid troubles and heartache during this most joyous season of the year, here are a few tips to keep things back home as safe and secure as possible. 1. Keep it to yourself. You wouldn’t post the combination to your wall safe. Why post your travel plans? Don’t advertise your absence on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. While your family and friends aren’t likely to come and ransack your home or vandalize your property, who knows who might see your post on their feeds? Keeping your plans vague, if you mention them at all, keeps the unsavory characters from even considering you a potential victim. Don’t post photos or status updates from your travel destination—wait until you get home to upload a wonderful photo album for your friends and family to admire.