Thanksgiving is coming quickly and it is one of the most traveled times of the year. Burglars know this. There are unfortunately many unsavory characters that are anticipating you are heading to a Thanksgiving Day football game or going to grandmas house and some of you might be helping the homeless at a soup kitchen.To ensure an uninterrupted feasting of the fowl and a safe return home, I suggest you consider the following:Here are a few tips to help protect the safety of your home while you are gone:\n\nIf you are traveling by car make sure it\u2019s running properly, check belts and tires and oil. Have a good spare and carry an emergency kit.\nIf you are heading overnight pack your car in your garage or late at night under the cover of darkness.\nUse timers on indoor and outdoor lights.\nLet a trusted neighbor and the police know you are traveling.\nUnplug garage door openers.\nHave a neighbor park their car in your driveway.\nIf grass is still growing where you live and if you\u2019re gone for a bit have a landscaper mow your lawn.\nDon\u2019t share your travel plans on social media or on a voicemail outgoing message.\nLock everything of significant value in a safe.\n\nInvest in a home security camera system and home security alarm system.\nRobert Siciliano personal security expert to Home Security Source discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.