When you go on vacation the last thing you need to worry about is whether your home is secure during your absence. Nothing can ruin a vacation more than to return to find that your home has been intruded and valuables have been taken. There are steps you can take that will lessen the chances your home will be broken into during your absence. Some steps to take include improving your exterior lighting and having them on timers for nighttime hours, using timer to activate lights, radios, and TVs in your homes during normal hours to provide the illusion that someone is home, and having a neighbor pick up your mail and newspapers on a daily basis. To learn more on how to keep your home safe and secure during vacations check out our Home Security Vacation Checklist.