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

FILE - This undated file photo released by Protection One shows how your cell phone can be used as a home security monitor. 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/Protection One, File)**NO SALES**