Tips to Prevent a Break-In

October 13, 2021 By:
Tips to prevent a break in

The struggle of going on vacation and possibly having someone break-in is real. Total Tinting can inform you that if you make it look like your home, the less likely of a break-in. Here are some tips when you go on vacation:

Leave a TV on

The first tip is to leave your tv on. If you have all the lights off but are watching TV, the criminal can assume you are just watching a movie. This will make the criminal think twice before breaking and entering.


Avoid posting on social media until after the trip:

Although going on vacation is super exciting, try to avoid posting on social media until after the trip. Even if you are private on social media, a criminal could potentially see a post about you leaving and know when to burglarize your home.


Park the car in the driveway:

A good sign that you are home is having a car in the driveway. If you usually park it in the garage, park it on the outside to deter burglars.


Leave lights on

Leaving a light on can deter a criminal. If the house is completely dark, especially for multiple days, they will assume no one is home and then your home is more vulnerable.


Ask a friend to housesit

If you’ll be gone for a week or more, consider having someone house sit. This person can bring in the mail and walk around the house. They could even potentially stay there and watch out for any emergencies that could happen in your home.