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Holiday Preparations

By November 6, 2012August 18th, 2017Security

Here are a few tips to keep would-be burglars from knowing when your house is unoccupied:

Inform your neighbors when you will be out of town


Hold the delivery of your mail

To hold your mail, call 800-ASK-USPS or use the Hold Mail Service

Halt delivery of your newspaper

To halt your Dallas Morning News, call 800-925-1500 or use the DMN Subscriber Service

Mark your valuables

Etch your telephone or driver’s license number onto the back of flat screen televisions, monitors, laptops, and other smaller items. These are the most commonly stolen items and adding the information may make it easier to track down stolen items.