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By Paul Brucker
Summer’s here and the time is right to go on a vacation, relax and have fun – knowing that your home is safe while you’re way. Although home burglaries increase by more than 10% during the summer months, the good news is that 90% of home break-ins can be prevented if you take some simple precautions, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Fortunately, there are a host of tried-and-true protective steps you can take, from investing in a home security system to taking advantage of a new wave of apps designed for smart phones and tablets. The key is to give the impression to outsiders that, during your vacation, you’re still at home.
Consider these 11 safeguards: