4 things that could prevent a home break-in while you’re on vacation

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Overflowing mail and no cars in the driveway—those are just a few of the signs criminals can use to know that you aren’t home.

With vacation season around the corner, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that there are ways to make your home more resistant to break-ins.

FOX8’s Natalie Wilson shares the four things you should do before you pack your bags.

Here are GCSO Corporal Bryan Herndon's tips:

  1. Use light timers to give the illusion someone is home
  2. Have someone pick up your newspapers/having your mail stopped
  3. Have someone house-sit
  4. Invest in a good security system