Tips For Preventing Break-ins During The Holidays
The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, which is why your home is most vulnerable at this point in the year. To keep your home safe, it’s important to take precautions before a break-in occurs. Enjoy your holiday season and relieve some stress by having the peace of mind that your home will be safe. Here are some tips for improving your home security and preventing break-ins during the holidays.
1.A?Keep Your Home Well Lit
If you plan to travel this December, make sure your home is secured and kept lit throughout the night. Making your home appear occupied, with lights on inside and outside your house, will deter intruders. It’s also a good idea to install motion sensor lights around the exterior of your home so that you’re always aware is someone is lurking around the property.
2.A?Make Sure Your Doors Are Locked
The best way to protect your home is to keep your doors locked. If intruders can’t find easy access, they will most likely avoid your house.A?Remembering to lock your doors when you’re home is also a good idea, especially at night when you’re sleeping. This tip may seem like common sense, but is an important factor in preventing break-ins.
3.A?Keep Valuables and Gifts Hidden
It’s best not to leave any valuable items in view of a window or doorway. Keeping valuables hidden will protect them from intruders who may decide to break in based off what they can spot. Do not let any large packages or empty boxes from gifts linger outside, by your garbage cans, for instance. This alerts potential thieves to the goodies awaiting them inside your home.
4.A?Track Your Packages
Many of us take advantage of online shopping for the best deals, but holiday deliveriesA?can be difficult to keep track of. Use the tracking code provided by the carrier and make sure you or someone else will be home when the package is delivered. Ita??s not uncommon for packages to go missing around the holiday season.
5.A?Invest in a Security System
The holiday season is the perfect time to install a home security system.A?It is the most common time of year for burglaries and investing in a home security system is the most effective way to keep your home safe from intruders. Displaying yard signs and window stickers prominently will let potential thieves know you are serious about home protection. There are many different types of alarm systems available, some including automation for your lights and thermostat. This year, give yourself (or someone you love) the gift of safety.
6.A?Keep Holiday Plans Private
Even though it’s exciting to travel for the holidays, it’s important to keep it on a need to know basis. By posting your plans to social media, it alerts the public that your home will be empty. Ita??s safer to keep your vacation private until after you return home.
Enjoy your holiday season with a little less stress this year. Keep your holiday full of cheer and make sure your home is protected. Take the necessary precautions before leaving for vacation and contact LivSecure for more systems.
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