Logging Back In - 10/14/13
I'm back at work after a week off with my family. We went to Florida to a community we like off 30-A South of Destin. I don't have to tell most of you because you've been there because we saw you when we were there. Whenever we go to the gulf coast we always see dozens of people from back home. And that's just the ones who say hello at the beach or restaurants.
I don't go out of town all that often but when I do, I don't post pictures on line or give updates on social media about where I am. I save that for when I get back. I suppose I've covered crime in middle Tennessee and Kentucky for too long to do anything that might help people who make a living stealing from the rest of us.
I always let my neighbors know when we're leaving and planning to return. I usually ask one of them to grab my mail and newspapers and return the garbage can to the side of the house after pick up. It sounds so simple but these are tell-tale signs nobody's home.
I'm not proposing to tell you what to do, just explaining why I do what I do regarding posting pics on social media sites when I'm out of town. All of my friends will be just as happy to see my pics when I get back. I see people post all the time when they're away and I think to myself, I hope only the right people see that post.
Let's be honest, once things are on line on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, you don't really know who sees it or what their intentions are. If you post pics of you at the beach, hundreds of miles from home just know it's information the wrong person could use to make your homecoming less than happy.
Just a little food for thought because we all want to protect our homes.