Every 13 seconds a home in the U.S. is burglarized, and that number gets even higher as the holiday season approaches. If you have travel planned for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and would feel much better leaving knowing your home it is extra secure, here are 17 things you can do right now.

We all know motion lights and  home security systems work wonders for protecting your home from burglars, but have you ever thought about locking your actual garage door instead of just unplugging it when you leave on vacation? Do you have a strategy for keeping your mail safe if someone is unable to come collect it while you are away? These are just a few of the 17 things you can do to secure your home mentioned in an article on justdiy.com. See the complete list here...

 

Better try some of those ideas today, because the antics in the movie Home Alone may be fun to watch on TV, but would not be fun to deal with in real life!