When you’re away on a vacation overseas or somewhere far away, refrain from posting your photos on social networking sites until you get home. The reason behind this warning is very simple and that is to avoid sharing a very important fact to thieves: Your home is empty. One remedy that you can use is to change the security settings on your social media account. By doing so, random people outside of your circle cannot view your photos. Another tip is to ask a friend to stop by and check on your place daily. If you want, you can also ask the local Police Dept. to drive by during their regular patrols.