Traveling is exciting.
Going on a trip often means spending time with family and relaxing on vacation.
Unfortunately, burglars don't take vacation time and the time that your house and valuables are most susceptible to a break-in is when you're out of the house traveling.
It can be a good idea to hire a house sitter when you leave, but that's not practical, especially if you are a frequent traveler.
It is still a good idea to have a friend, neighbor, or family member look after things while you're away. However, the information found in the following articles and guides will help give you peace of mind while you're away instead of stressing about your valuables and whether or not you remembered to close the garage door.
Preplan for a Safe Vacation
Traveling is fun, exciting, tiring, and depending on your destination, generally safe. But bad things can happen. The best thing you can do before you leave on that trip is to prepare.
Shred Your Boarding Pass
Few travelers know that the barcode on the boarding pass MAY contain that individual's home address, e-mail address, name and contact number. All a crook needs is this basic information (revealed via barcode reader off his cell phone!) to get the fraud ball rolling.
Keep an Eye on Your Kids While Traveling
While traveling, it is especially important to keep track of your children. Often, while traveling your family finds itself in new environments surrounded by strangers. If a child gets lost in an unfamiliar place, it can be harder to find him/her. Follow these tips to make sure you always know where your kids are.
Protect Your Home When Traveling
When you go traveling, I'm sure you make a point to protect the various things you bring with you-including your laptop, children, even spouse. But what about something you left behind? Your home? Is that being protected too?
In-Flight Sexual Assault: It is a Real Thing
If you are like many of us, when you fly, you nap. However, experts are reporting that in-flight sexual assault is on the rise, and many people fail to report these incidents due to shame or embarrassment.
Holiday Home Security Statistics and Tips [Infographic
A lot of people travel and are away from their homes over the holidays. Burglars know this which is why the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day report the second-highest burglary rates of the year. Learn how to secure your home during the holidays.
Holiday Home Security: 10 Lessons We Can Learn from Home Alone
The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest traveling day of the year and kicks off the holiday travel season. Thankfully, the 1990 film Home Alone provides the perfect template for how you can better protect your home during the holidays.
10 Tips To Protect Your Home When Traveling
Going on a trip can be exciting as well as relaxing. It can also be stressful if you don't make the right preparations or take the proper precautions ahead of time. These ten tips will help you not only protect your home while you're away but allow you relax on your vacation knowing your valuables are safe.
10 Ways to Protect Yourself While Traveling
Some thieves specialize in hanging around tourist spots to spot the tourists and make them victims of hands-on crime such as purse snatching or a mugging. But don't wait till you're aimlessly wandering the piazza with your face buried in a huge map to take precautions against less violent forms of crime.
5 Home Security Tips for Frequent Travelers
With more than two million homes burgled in the United States each year, it is important to protect yourself from incursions. In this article, you will find some top tips and tricks to ward off the unwanted visitor while you are away from home.
Securing Cash When Traveling: Money, Credit Card Tips
You're all packed away for your vacation, but do you have a clue how to keep your cash and credit cards secure while traveling? Many people don't. In this article, you'll learn how to protect your money while traveling to ensure the best and safest experience possible.