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How to Leave Your Home Alone - 6 Tips

When you are gone from your home for more than a few days, it is important to protect yourself from potential break ins, fires and other safety issues.  There are several things you can do to reduce your risk and react faster if something DOES happen.

1. Know your neighbors.  Get to know your immediate neighbors on either side of you and/or across your street.  They can provide a lookout and if you really trust them you can give them a key to your house or a code to your garage door opener (either temporary or permanent).    You can watch out for each other.  Some areas have neighborhood watch groups that meet regularly and keep an eye on each other’s houses all the time.