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It’s a never-ending struggle for homeowners to secure their home from theft. Oftentimes, thieves watch neighborhoods to try and determine schedules of homeowners. They usually plan their strikes for when you are not at home.

Worse yet, vacation time provides an opportunity for thieves to rob your home whenever they please. Thieves even look for telltale signs that you are away for an extended period. These signs include a stuffed mailbox, a growing pile of newspapers on the lawn, and a lawn that needs mowing.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid getting robbed while at work or on vacation. Most of these methods are not that expensive or even free in some cases. These home security hacks can keep away thieves and give you peace of mind.