While You are Away

Make arrangements with the Post Office to hold or forward your mail.

Advise Public Security of your departure and arrival dates.

Ask a neighbour to park one of their cars in your driveway.

Have a friend or neighbour pick up your junk mail and flyers.

Have lights on timers, inside your home.

Never leave an exterior light on continuously. Use timers or photoelectric sensors.

Use a bar locking system on patio doors.

Have a friend enter your house at least twice a week to check.

Ensure that your alarm system is operating properly.

De-activate your electric garage door opener.

In winter: ask a neighbour or friend to keep your walkway clean; ensure that your heating system is working properly and that your system reservoir is full.