Closing up the house for the holidays: a checklist - Article Photos 2/3

FILE - In this June 19, 2007 file photo, Stephen Lyne adjusts his home security system in Rockport, Maine. Make sure all windows and doors are locked and set your alarm if you have one, when closing up the house for vacation. The police also might be able to check on your house daily. If your department has one, register with its “vacation watch” or “dark house” list of homes that officers will check when you are away. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)