If you’re heading out of town this Memorial Day, follow these memorial day getaway home security tips to prevent burglars from attempting to take advantage while you’re away on vacation.

Invest in a Smart Home Security System

If you haven’t already, you should certainly look into smart home security systems. Smart home security systems are compatible with the smartphone that you carry everywhere you go. If you have video security streaming, you can access a live feed of your home which is great for your peace of mind. What’s more, is that you can receive notifications on your phone whenever someone activates your motion sensor cameras and lights so that you’ll always know what is going on around your home while you are away.

Leave a Key With a Trusted Friend to Bring in the Mail and Switch Lights On/Off

Another way to keep your home safe during your Memorial Day getaway is to ask a trusted friend to swing by your house once a day to bring in the mail, alternate lights around the house, and make things feel like someone is home every day. This is an old trick that still works because it actively prevents some of the signs that would tip off a potential burglar such as a packed mailbox or a house with the lights off for several days.

Be Cautious About Posting That You’ll Be Out of Town on Social Media

While it can be very tempting to post about your Memorial Day vacation, you should try to be as discrete as possible with posting about it on social media. Especially if you will be checking in or tagging specific locations. You never know who may see your post and decide to break in while they know you are away. Instead, hang on to those pictures and post a photo dump of your trip when you return.

Don’t Pause Regular Gardening and Pool Cleaning Services

Finally, don’t tell your gardeners and pool cleaners to pause their service while you are away. First, their presence will be much-wanted activity around your home during the day. Additionally, you do not want to tell anyone that you will be out of town. Being discrete about your travel plans will reduce the number of people who know you are gone, which will reduce the risk of burglary while you are away.