How to Keep Your Home Safe from Burglars during the Holidays
The most wonderful time of the year is coming up: Christmas. With all the decorations, shopping, several parties and lots of fun coming up with this holiday season, people tend to forget to secure their homes due to this busy time. But there’s no need to worry! We listed several tips for you to stay safe and secure during this holiday season.
Don’t post about your travel plans
If you’re planning to go traveling for this holiday season, make sure to not post about your travel plans on the internet. We suggest you post about it when you’re home again. When you post about your plans to travel, burglars will know when you’re away – so you’ll basically invite them to break into your home. So, save yourself the trouble and post about your lovely vacation when you’re back in your home again.
Inform a neighbour you can trust
Make sure you’re informing at least one neighbour when you’re going out of town this holiday season. You can ask them to keep an eye on your home and to report any suspicious activity. You could also ask your neighbour to keep your walks cleared of snow and to pick up your newspapers and another kind of mail while you’re out of town. Make sure your house looks inhabited. This way, you’ll scare burglars off from trying to break into your house.
Hide Christmas packages
You want to hide your gifts from your children, but you should also make sure that the gifts are hidden from potential burglars. Of course, pretty wrapped gifts under a decorated Christmas tree looks nice, but it’s also an invitation for burglars! So try to keep your Christmas tree, with the gifts underneath, away from windows. When you aren’t home, it’s even easier for a burglar to break through a window and to grab all the gifts. Also, don’t forget to take care of gifts that you haven’t received yet! Thieves are also on the lookout for deliveries or other unattended packages
Watch your Christmas lights!
Research has shown that December is the deadliest month for electrical fires. Before you’re hanging the lights in the house or in the tree, make sure to inspect the strands to make sure there aren’t any frayed cords or cracked lamps! When there is a cracked lamp or a frayed cord, make sure you’re replacing the lamp and throw the crowd away when there is a frayed crowd. This way, you’ll prevent your house from catching fire.
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