As we head off for our vacation spots, don’t forget to make sure your home is safe and sound. There are usually more break-ins during the summer than in other seasons. In part, this is because many of us spend one or more weeks away from home at this time of year.

There are several ways you can provide greater assurance that your home will be protected while you are out of town.

The AP Wire Service has a report on the subject via the Houston Chronicle.