Although it’s easy to kill a few minutes here and there while waiting for a plane or a train, updating your social status on-the-go can cause trouble. Keeping them free of too many details keeps your home safer while you’re away.
Home maintenance weblog Charles and Hudson recently highlighted a few great reminders when it comes to home security and our need to be over-sharers on social media sites. It’s tempting for many to write about whatever we’re up to while we’re away from home, it doesn’t take much for spying eyes to determine if your home or apartment unguarded for a free-for-all.
- Re-think your status updates. If you must make a status update to your social media profile (i.e. Facebook, Twitter) about your holiday plans, leave the dates and locations out.
- No Addresses Anywhere. It’s best to not include your physical address on any of your social media profiles. The city is as specific as we’d get. Anyone that needs to find you should know you.
Hit up Charles and Hudson for more safety tips on things to remember through the holidays when it comes to your home safety. While we’re on the subject, do you trust everyone on your friend list or consider onlooking random tweeters safe? Sound off your discreet status updates in the comments.
Holiday Home Security: Be Discreet Online [Charles and Hudson]