Home vacation safety tips

Vacation safety tips to help prevent home burglary

Home security while on vacation

According to the FBI, a home is burglarized every 15 seconds in the United States – resulting in an average valued loss of $2,188.

Follow these vacation safety tips to keep your home and family secure while you’re away – and you can even use some of these tips when you’re home.

Deterring burglars all year long

To secure your home all year long, install the following:

For more tips on deterring break-ins year round, check out the home burglary prevention page.

Vacation safety tips for when you’re about to travel

And just in case someone does break in

Even if the best vacation safety precautions fail to keep burglars out of your house, you don't have to make it easy for them if they get in. Some ways to make their “job” harder and protect yourself:

Make sure you have the right home insurance policy

No matter the precautions taken to prevent theft, sometimes the unexpected still happens. In the event thieves break into your house, steal your personal items or damage your home, home insurance may be able to help you. Learn more about Nationwide’s homeowners insurance and renters policies today.

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