Having the freedom to spend the coldest part of the year in a warm part of the country, and vice versa, is a great thing. However, if you maintain two homes, you should be aware that you have security concerns that people who own only one home don't have to worry about. A home that stands vacant for months at a time is a tempting target for vandals and thieves. I found this out one year when I arrived at my summer home only to find out that it had been burglarized in my absence. To prevent a similar occurrence in the future, I had an alarm system installed, and arranged for a local friend to check on our home weekly while we were away. I started this blog to talk about home security strategies for snowbirds like myself. Learn how to protect both of your homes.