How to Keep Your Home Safe in This Christmas
Christmas is around the corner. While you are busy preparing for the holiday festivities, you may not know the fact that property crime tends to increase during the holiday months of November and December, with home insurance claims surging after the holiday seasons. For burglars, it is the prime season for taking, which make it quite necessary to ensure your home is well protected from burglary in this merry festival. To help you make sure the attacker will not ruin your holiday, EnlargeSecurity provides a rundown of home security tips.
Keep Social Media Silence
We hear a lot from news that someone’s house become a target for thieves after announcing on social networks like Facebook and Twitter that he will be out of town. Announcing on social media that you will not be home or posting valuable items or gifts you receive will be regarded as an invitation to burglars. You could limit sharing information to your friends and families and only accept friend requests from those you know.
Keep Valuables Out of Sight
Keep your Christmas trees and gifts out of sight, away from an accessible window where passers-by can see the presents around the trees. Placing expensive gifts and items in plain sight is not a good idea as it will invite them to break into your house to grab the valuables. In addition, don’t leave packaging and boxes for new items outside of your house, properly dispose it to prevent it from being seen.
Make Sure You Are Covered
If you are heading abroad or going away on vacation over Christmas and leaving your home empty, take necessary precautions to pretend that you are home like leaving a few lights on to create the illusion that someone is home. Ask a neighbor to collect the newspaper for you and park the car in your driveway. Don’t forget to call the insurer to make sure that you are fully covered.
Secure Your Home
Last but not least, the most important thing is to make sure your home is protected by multiple layers of security. Invest in self-timing indoor and outdoor lights and consider installing a smart lock and a security camera. In addition, don’t forget to secure the windows and garage doors as these are the entry points for burglars to force entry into your house. By taking proper steps to secure your home you can reduce the chance of break-ins.
Hope you have a merry Christmas!
- Arlene Kerley