Keep your home and property safe over spring break.
For many students and families across the nation, spring break is a great time to get a fun vacation in. For others, it is a good time to rest and relax. If you plan on going away over spring break, it is worth knowing how to keep your property and belongings safe.
If you plan on taking a trip away from the house this spring break, make sure your homeowners insurance is up to date. If you are away for an extended period of time, it provides ample opportunity for thieves. Talk with your agent to ensure you have sufficient coverage that will protect your property while you are away. Here are some additional tips:
Install and activate security alarms
Install motion-sensor lights
Make sure all windows and doors are locked
Remove ladders and outdoor furniture that can be used to reach second-story windows
Ask a neighbor to pick up your mail while you are away
Are you taking your car on a road trip this spring break? Whether you are heading around town or across several states, double-check your auto insurance. Call your insurance agent to check the limits of your coverage. Remember to drive vigilantly, especially on unfamiliar roads. Here are some additional tips:
Never drink and drive
If possible, take turns driving to avoid feeling fatigued behind the wheel
Leave plenty of space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you
If you leave your car at home while you go on vacation, park it somewhere safe and secure. Make sure it is locked and that no valuable items are on display
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