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8 Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

8 Holiday Home Safety Tips

Ensuring the safety of your home is crucial to enjoying a worry-free holiday. Here are a few ideas to help you keep your home safe and secure this holiday season.


Install Security Systems

Sadly, thefts are on the rise during the holidays. To help keep your home safe, consider installing a security system with alarms and monitoring. Modern systems often include cameras, motion detectors, and door/window sensors. Additionally, display signs indicating that your property is protected by a security system, as this can act as a deterrent.


Outdoor Lighting

Adequate outdoor lighting can deter potential intruders. Install motion-activated lights near entrances, pathways, and dark areas around your home.


Secure Doors and Windows

Use strong, high-quality locks on all doors and windows. Deadbolt locks are often more secure than regular locks. Consider installing security film on windows to make them more resistant to break-ins.


Know Your Neighbors

Establish good relationships with neighbors who can keep an eye on your property. They can notify you or local authorities if anything seems amiss.


Install Timers for Lights and Electronics

Use timers for lights, TVs, and other electronic devices to create the illusion that someone is home. This can deter burglars.


Secure Valuables

If you leave valuable items in your home, make sure they are securely stored in a safe or hidden location.


Maintenance Checks

Regularly inspect the property for any signs of damage or wear that could compromise security.

Ensure that fences, gates, and other entry points are in good condition.


Remote Monitoring Systems

Use smart home technology to remotely monitor your property. Security cameras and smart sensors can provide real-time updates to your smartphone.