The holidays are a wonderful time full of good food, good music, and good times. Many people travel to be with family during this time. Many people pile in their cars, filing them with food and gifts, and drive some distance to be with family, without giving thought to their home’s security. This is a mistake, as homes are a target during the holidays, when people are traveling to visit family. Let’s look at a few things you can do to keep your home safe during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
– Evaluate Your Home’s Security
Before you leave your home, take a moment to evaluate your home’s security. How long has it been since you changed your locks? Could an old neighbor or tenant have a key? Are your valuables (such as birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates, etc.) locked in a safe or a gun safe? To be safe, it is important to have a residential locksmith check the security of your home to make sure you have a safe for your valuables, or that your deadbolts are installed correctly.
– Don’t Share Travel Plans Online
Many people share their travel plans over social media with friends and family. But, what many people don’t realize is that the public can often see your profile, and burglars could see you will be out of town. The best rule of thumb is to never share your holiday travel plans online.
– General Home Security Tips
One of the best ways to deter burglars is to make it look like you are home. Leave a car parked in the driveway, and install lights on timers. Some modern lights can be controlled by an app on your phone. This way, you can have lights on at your home without leaving them on constantly. Additionally, take a moment to take the batteries out of your garage door opener. Many thieves enter your home this way.
Traveling for the Holidays? Call Wrangler Safe and Lock for High Security Options
If you’re concerned about the security of your home or office during the holidays, give Wrangler Safe and Lock a call. We carry high security locks that are pick, drill, and bumping resistant, so you can rest easy knowing your home is safe during the holidays.
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