As highlighted by The Lantern, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has some tips for students to safely secure their homes before traveling for the holidays.
"Police recommend securing your campus residence for the days or weeks you'll be away," said Dan Hedman, director of marketing and communications for Administration and Planning. "Simple things like making sure doors and windows are locked and having outside lights on at night can help prevent crime."
The Office of Student Life provides complimentary window and door alarms, alerting devices and personal safety devices, which are available for pickup any time the office is open. Free smart plugs are also available in room 3106 in the Ohio Union.