As more and more people leave town on vacation this summer, they put themselves at risk for having people invade their homes for a vacation of their own. According to the FBI, crime rates increase 10% during the summertime and squatter and criminals who illegally inhabit property owned by someone else are a major contributor to this statistic.

Here are a few stories of homeowners who faced this exact problem, and advice on how to keep it from happening to you.

In this story from Today News, a Rhode Island woman came home from vacation to find her home in a disheveled mess and her pantry and refrigerator empty. She was left to pick up the pieces in the wake of her homes in uninvited inhabitants.

This recent news headline about a burglar who essentially turned himself in through social media is a great example of how criminals make themselves at home while you are gone.

It also proves that even your bandwidth could be at risk in a burglary.

Sometimes expert squatters can find ways to stay in your home even after you realize they are there. All the more reason to keep them out in the first place.

One of the easiest ways you can keep these unwelcome entrants from getting too comfortable in your home is to set up a security camera system. Not only can a camera system alert you when people enter your home, but visible cameras are also a major deterrent for unwelcome occupants.

Supercircuits has all of the equipment you could possibly need to set up your home security camera system before you leave for your big vacation this summer.