Christmas Safety and Security Tips
During the holiday season, petty crimes tend to increase. This is partly because people are shopping and buying more, leaving their homes more, and not always paying close attention due to the busyness of the season. To avoid becoming the victim of Christmas time theft, it’s important to stay alert and prepared. Follow these safety and security tips this Christmas season.
Keep Valuables Out of Sight
If you’ve purchased expensive gifts (or received them!), store them safely away and out of sight – especially when you are not home. If you do not have one, it may be a good idea to look into getting a safe in your home.
Always Lock Up
It may be second nature to lock up, but it is worth it to double check to be sure you are locking up properly. Every time you leave your home, even if it is just for a quick errand, check that all doors and windows are properly locked and set your house alarm. Many burglaries happen because the thief was able to enter easily through an unlocked door! For further protection, it may be a good idea to leave some lights on and perhaps the TV or radio when you are not home. This can give the illusion that someone is home.
It may be tempting to advertise that you are going to a special event, or that you received an exciting valuable gift – but posting about these things on social media is like advertising your home as a target.
Keep Safe this Holiday Season
To keep your home and belongings safe and secure this holiday season, pay close attention to how well your home is secured, where you are storing your valuables, and don’t advertise your whereabouts. Avoid becoming a target of theft this holiday season by staying aware and alert.