Tips for keeping your home safe while on vacation:

1. DO NOT announce on Facebook or Twitter that you are leaving for vacation.

2. Maybe leave some lights on or blinds open.

3. One could have a family member stop by and take your mail inside for you.

4. Make sure you lock all your doors and windows.

5. Set alarms and make sure the security company has a close relative's phone number in case the alarm sounds.

6. Don't leave any spare keys under door mats or on top of door frames.

7. Don't post any pictures on the beach or Disney World until you get back home.

8. Make sure you turn all electrical appliances off before leaving.

9. Make sure all prescription medications, expensive jewelry, guns etc. are locked in a safe.

10. Make sure all guns are unloaded and ammunition also locked up.