Help safeguard your home while you go out of town by notifying the San Mateo Police Department. An officer will conduct periodic checks of your residence while you are out of town. By submitting the vacation notification, the police department will also be able to contact you or your emergency contact, should the need arise. To request a vacation home notification, submit the online vacation house request at least two weeks prior to your departure.
Tips on how to keep your home safe while you are away on vacation:
Use variable automatic timers on a few lights and a radio to give the impression that someone is home.
Avoid putting your vacations plans on the internet, including social media and automatic email responses.
Have a neighbor or friend pick up newspapers and mail.
The object is to make your home looked lived in and cared for while you are away.