Diane Robinson: Author, Self-Defense Expert
Partners in Crime
Books: The Unique Triple A Safety Handbook: Excerpt
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Vacation and Tourist Security
AVOID sharing and broadcasting vacation plans on social networking and paper print sites.
Use timers for lights, television, or radio to make the house appear as if it currently occupied ▪ Set them in a random pattern ▪ Hold the delivery of mail and newspaper ▪ Post offices offer to place mail on “vacation hold” ▪ Make sure your smoke and burglar alarms are functioning, armed properly and all locks on doors and windows are functioning properly, locked securely and use them.
You can also allow the deliveries to continue and have a trusted neighbor, friend or relative pick up your newspapers, mail and packages. Consider taking valuables that you cannot live without to a safety deposit box.
Find twenty-eight more tips in the complete book!