The holidays will be here before we know it. Shopping, meal planning, and arranging countless get-together’s with friends and family. This makes it is easy to put your daily routine on the back-burner. Yet, one thing that should remain a priority is your home security.
There are countless steps you can take to minimize the risk of theft of burglary during a time when it, unfortunately, tends to increase. At Unlimited Security, we take your safety very seriously. Between video surveillance, home controls, and various alarm systems, we have the tools to set you up right. So, you can rest easy and enjoy your holiday season.
Give us a call today to learn more, and then continue reading for more tips on how to keep your home protected throughout the cold months ahead.
Install Extra Layers of Protection
You can never have too much protection when it comes to preventing potential burglaries. Thieves look for easy access, so that they can get in and out quickly. The more obstacles they face, the more likely they are to give up and move on to an easier target.
Extra locks, sturdier building materials, and security alarms are all things that burglars steer clear of. On top of having these things installed, make a habit of always locking your doors and windows, securing any sliding doors, and removing any types of access to upper-level windows, such as tree branches or ladders.
When You Are Away…
It is not uncommon for families to leave their homes for days at a time during the holidays. If this is true for you, keep these guidelines in mind so that you don’t come home to heartache.
First of all, do what you can to make it look like you never left. Timers are great for periodically turning lights and other visible electronic on and off throughout the day, giving the appearance that someone is home. Ask a friend to regularly check your mail, set out your trash bin, and shovel the driveway. If it appears that someone is home or may be home soon, robbers are more likely to pass your house up.
On top of this, don’t leave any highly valuable possessions in clear sight. If someone can see expensive jewelry, electronics, or other high-priced items through a window, their desire for them may motivate an attempted break-in.
If you have someone coming in on a regular basis to check up on the house or to look in on any pets you left behind, never leave a note for them in plain view. This is a dead giveaway that you are gone for an extended period of time. Leave any messages well inside the home and out of view!
At Unlimited Security, we can guide you in keeping your home as safe as possible. Meet with us today to learn more and gain the peace of mind you deserve!