5 Suggestions To Prevent Break-Ins This Holiday
The holiday season is upon us. It’s crucial to be proactive in keeping your property safe. These simple steps take just seconds and can make the difference between a great holiday and the worst one ever.
5.Leave The Lights On
This simple suggestion can save you a lot of heartaches. Burglars expect people to be traveling during the holiday season. Buy a couple of timers and have your lights go on at different times.
4.Keep Valuables Out Of Sight
Don’t leave colorfully wrapped items in prominent places. Keep your shades and drapes closed when you’re not home.
3. Don’t Post Travel Plans Online
It’s lovely you want to share your plans with friends and family. But, posting photos or about your location can lead a burglar straight to your house. Check your privacy settings. Always be aware who can access your online information.
2.Be Smart About Shopping Online
Thieves are aware more people are shopping online and are on the look-out for packages. Whenever possible, customize your delivery time. Also, many stores let you choose where to have the parcel dropped off. For example, instead of leaving the it at the front door, choose to have it left in the back. Or, have your bundles held at a carrier’s location.
1.Be Conscientious About Locking Up
In addition to locking your front door every time you leave your home, check other places of entry. Make sure all doors (including patio) and windows are locked. Check windows periodically to make sure the hardware is secure.