Friday, December 21, 2012

Being Security Conscious At Home During The Holidays

With Christmas and New Year's upon us, for many families, this is the busiest time of year.
Our homes can take on special meaning at this time, as they are often the place we invite friends and family to share the holidays with.
Unfortunately, because we are so busy, we don't realize that during the holiday season burglars and thieves can target our homes more easily.

Burglars know that inside many homes there are hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of Christmas presents under the tree. And though we may be busy, taking the time to become more security conscious about your house can prevent you and your home from becoming a victim of crime.

There are simple and obvious things that you can do to make your home more safe and secure. Making sure that all doors and windows are locked is the best safety precaution, but I know that I have sometimes forgotten to do this. This also includes locking your garage doors, as this is often an easy way for a thief to enter a house.
Keep your blinds closed when you are not home so that burglars cannot see what is inside your home. Make sure to keep your porch light on at night, and have motion sensitive lights installed outdoors.
One of my favorite tips is to leave your second car parked in your driveway, or ask a neighbor to park in your driveway so that it looks like someone is home if you are away on a trip.

Home security is somethings that concerns us all, and by simply taking a look at how to improve ours, we can keep our homes and families safer during the holidays and everyday.

It is often worth investing in a home security system to keep our property safe and give us peace of mind. And here is an article with a twist on home security, Christmas, and that jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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