Vacation Home Checks
Leaving home for a period of time? Taking that well-deserved vacation? The Fox Point Police Department offers a free service to check the exterior of your home when you are out of town. It is important to note that the vacation house check program is not intended, nor designed, to replace home security systems or other security services. Rather, it is a courtesy service designed to further protect your home and enhance the police department's ability to rapidly respond and remedy an emergency at the homes of our residents. The department will not check vacant properties, homes for
As a safety precaution, only tell those that need to know about your plans to be away and never post vacation photos or make comments about being away from home on any social media sites or in voice mail messages; save your postings until you have arrived back home.
Additionally, you should ask a trusted friend or neighbor to watch your home. They can take in papers and mail, water plants, open and close curtains, vary lighting and make the home look more "lived in." Make sure somebody removes snow or mows the lawn as the season dictates.
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