How to Protect Your Home This Holiday Season
6 tips on how to protect a home this holiday season
It is almost time for the year to end and when December approaches, all of us think of Christmas and winter vacation for kids. Usually in this time of the year, people tend to go on holidays to bid adieu to the old year and welcome the New Year. Overall, it is an extended holiday from Christmas till the beginning of January. In the excitement of long holidays, we sometimes ignore the significance of home protection. When we are away and the house is vacant or if ask someone to house-sit in our absence, the risk of burglary, fire or theft can’t be completely ruled out. Thieves and burglars find this time suitable, to invade your space and steal or damage the property.
Here we are, with some preventive measures to help you protect your home –
Thieves and burglars are constantly on the lookout for valuables, as during the holiday season, they get more gift articles to thieve from homes. During or post the festivities, people keep gifts in closets or hide them in the basements. In the hurry to catch up with family or friends, lesser importance is given to safe keeping of valuables. When the homes are unattended, trouble strikes and houses become the target of these miscreants. The best way to ward them off is to install security systems at home and turn them on while you are going away. They can be security cameras connected to your home computer that would alert you on phone or make the alarm buzz to alert the authorities, when unusual activity is noticed or when someone tries to invade your house. Security alarms and cameras become your savior and help you enjoy your holidays.
Along with a monitored home system, let your other family members or a friend know that you are away. They could sleep over in your space or can drop in frequently to check if everything is alright. You may also ask a neighbor to keep a tab on your house, so that they can contact you in case of emergencies.
Use the advanced features of the home security system and get it programmed in such a way that the home lights gets turned on at a certain time and gives an illusion that you are still at home. No thief would jeopardize his life by being caught red-handed, when he assumes that the family is at home.
Install smoke detectors for additional security from fire hazards that might occur due to any unusual circumstances. In case there is a fire, the smoke alarm would go off alerting the neighbors and the concerned authority, so it can be put off before damaging the property. It would assist to solve a lot of problems whether you are at home or away for the holiday.
Make sure that you put keep the curtains of the house down, so that the miscreants won’t be easily able to see through the windows. They would assume that you are still at home and get discouraged to enter your place.
Have an electric fence
Make sure to have an electrical fencing and turn it on when you are away from home. It would keep burglars, thieves and trespassers away from your property; the moment they try to cross the fence the alarms would go off and they would also get a mild electrical shock that would deter them.