6 Ways to Keep Your Home Protected During the Holidays
During an upcoming holiday season, a lot of homeowners either plan for celebrations at home or will travel to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Whether you are at home or not, your home is particularly vulnerable to break-ins and thefts during the holiday season. That’s why it is recommended that you take some steps to protect your home and keep your household items and family safe so you can truly enjoy the holidays.
Following are 6 ways to keep your home protected during the holidays:
1. Install A Home Security System
One of the best gifts homeowners can give themselves on holidays is a home security system to protect it from theft and intrusion. A home alarm system with 24-hour monitoring will provide protection regardless of whether you are at home or not. According to statistics, a home security system is a wise investment. Homes without any home security system are more likely to be broken into. This is one of the unpleasant statistics around the holiday season. By installing a fully monitored home security system you can avoid becoming a statistic and safeguard your home against thieves and prowlers.
2. Keep Your Valuables and Gifts Out of Sight
Thieves look for an easy access to a house with good escape routes. It is recommended that you don’t openly display your valuables and gifts in the front window so that they are not easily visible from the street, because it will be too tempting for burglars to smash the window and steal the wrapped packages.
3. Don’t Hide Your Spare Keys Near the Front Entrance
Another way to keep your home safe from theft is to hide your spare keys in a safe place which is not near the front entrance because burglars look for it there. That’s why it is recommended that you don’t keep your spare key in flowerpots, under rocks, or above door ledges. It would be a good idea to give the spare key to a trusted neighbor if you are going away for a while.
4. Install an Exterior Outlet for Your Holiday Lights
Thieves prefer to enter through unlocked windows and doors. Unsecure sliding windows can be easily seen from a distance. Exterior light extension cords are highly used in holiday season. They are often run inside through a window, preventing it from being fully secured. It is recommended that you hire a handyman to install an exterior outlet.
5. Fortify Your Home
It is highly recommended that you fortify your home by installing heavy duty locks, solid core doors, longer screws in door hinges and lock strike plates, as well as install security devices on all your sliding windows.
6. Hide Your Holiday Disposal
Even when the holidays have ended, your home is prone to intrusion because burglars look for your disposed gift boxes on the street in order to know that you have expensive gifts inside your home for them to steal. That’s why it is recommended that you don’t pile up your empty gift boxes on the street for the garbage truck. Instead cut them up or break them down to conceal the items better.
If you have a home or business that needs security protection such as an alarm, security cameras, monitoring, access control, etc., Boyd Brothers Security is here to help. Protecting residential and commercial clients with the latest security technology all over Orange County and surrounding areas is what we do 24/7! Satisfaction is guaranteed, and there are no contracts. Contact us today at (855) 88-ALARM for a free quote!