How to Keep Your Home Secure During the Holidays
With the exciting (and a little hectic) holiday season right around the corner, we’d like to know: Is your home secure and protected?
The holidays are such an enjoyable time of year, filled with loved ones and friends. With so many activities and to-do’s to check off, like picking out costumes and decorations or planning parties and vacations, it can become a bit stressful!
Protecting your home is essential any time of year, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra cautious during the holidays when home burglaries are at a high. Plus, it will make your time off much more enjoyable if you aren’t concerned with the security of your house. Here are some useful ways to help keep your home secure and safe during the holidays this year.
Invest in a home security system
Protecting your family by keeping an eye on your home is important. Before you buy the first camera you find, do some research on the best home security systems out there to meet your home’s needs. You can keep a close watch on your property no matter where you are with SimpliSafe. Being able to monitor your home from anywhere brings an absolute peace of mind and allows you to be prepared for the worst.
Install motion-sensor lights
Keep home invaders away with ample exterior lighting. Installing outdoor, motion-sensor lights is a simple investment to make you feel safe when you are at home or when you are away. Once the bright lights turn on and light up your house and yard, anyone can be seen. You can cover more ground with 360-degree rotatable motion lights or feel more secure with smart lighting. Smart home automation light allows you to control your home lighting right from your smartphone or any other smart device. This convenience is great because it gives the illusion you are home, even if you aren’t!
Move valuables inside
Use common sense and move your valuables inside your home or garage. People can easily steal or tamper with items left in the yard or in the bed of a truck, so it’s best to pick them up and store away ahead of time. For vehicles, don’t take any chances. It’s best to move your car inside your garage, if possible, and keep it away from people who might destroy or break into it. If you lack a garage space try and park your car as close as you can to your house. Your motion-sensor lights and security camera will detect any intruders and hopefully keep your wheels safe. Another option is to choose a car alarm system that is compatible with your smartphone and receive real-time alerts no matter where you are.
Enlist outside help
It’s always smart to keep your holiday plans offline, but don’t be afraid to inform trusted neighbors and friends of your travel schedule. Asking your neighbor to help out with tasks like removing mail from your mailbox or plowing your driveway while you are away on holiday will help decrease the risk of your home getting broken into. Notifying your neighbors and trusted friends is essential so they can report any suspicious activity if it were to happen.
Planning ahead and keeping these tips in mind will help keep your family and home secure during the holiday season and any time of the year!