As you cross chores off your to-do list before an extended vacation, don’t forget to secure one of your most precious possessions: your home. According to the most recent data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, roughly 1,515,096 homes were burglarized in the US in 2016.
When it comes to home sweet home, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. To that end, home expert David Laubner of video security company Blink shared six smart tricks for combatting package theft and keeping your home secure.
1. Reinforce glass doors
“Before heading out for vacation, make sure to not only lock your sliding doors and windows but reinforce with a yardstick or an old broom handle,” Laubner recommends.