Home security expert and SimpliSafe’s general manager, Jonathan Wall, warned about the power of social media.
He explained: “As tempting as it may be to do that obligatory airport check-in, that post could give away so much. When this is pointed out, those that have bad intentions may pick up on these clues instantly, and when you have thousands of followers chances are they aren’t all friends.”
The home security expert said that if people love to share publicly on social media platforms, “consider setting your profile to private temporarily, but still be cautious of your follower list if it’s a high count with many you don’t know”.
“On Instagram for example, you could set your Instagram stories so only close friends can view what you post. Or, you may want to post your holiday snaps when you’re back as an alternative that doesn’t advertise an empty home,” he suggested.