How to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure During the Holidays
If we’ve learnt anything from Kevin McCallister and Home Alone it’s that, unfortunately, burglars often prey on homes during the holidays. With visitors coming and going, your home stocked with expensive gifts and social calendars full of Christmas events, the holidays offer many opportunities for thieves.
Fortunately, there’s no need to panic. At Selectron, we have everything you need to keep your home safe during the festive season. Read on to discover our top tips for securing your home during the holidays…
Always appear home
We understand that a number of people visit family for the holidays or head abroad for a festive trip. But, even if you aren’t home, it’s useful to make it seem as though you are, or at least someone is.
Burglars are much more likely to attempt a break in if they think that a home is empty. From asking a friendly neighbour to collect your post or shovel fresh snow to installing automated lights, there are a number of things you can do to keep thieves away.
Keep gifts hidden
While putting your beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree in the front room may look nice, it’s also an open invitation to passing burglars that your home is stocked with valuables. Try to keep your tree and gifts out of window view to make them less susceptible to theft.
Also, don’t forget about those gifts that haven’t arrived yet. Burglars can strike when deliveries are left unguarded on your front porch. A security camera will help to deter porch thieves from striking.
Check alarms & detectors
Burglaries aren’t the only concern during the holiday season. The abundance of festive lights and hectic home cooking can prove dangerous for you and your home. According to the US Fire Administration, December is the deadliest month for electrical fires.
Before you put up your festive lights, it’s important to double check your alarms and detectors to keep your home safe.
Prevent water damage
Water damage is one of the biggest threats to your home year-round, but during the holidays the stakes are typically higher. Leaks can cause fires when coming into contact with your electric lights as well as damaging your gifts and causing unnecessary festive stress. Selectron’s Leak Gopher management system will not only detect leaks and shut off the water supply but will alert users to the issue via text or email.
Keeping your home safe with Selectron
Naturally, you want to keep your home safe and secure year-round, but never more so than during the holidays. At Selectron, we supply and install a variety of residential security alarms, detectors and video surveillance to keep your property, family and possessions safe for the festive season.
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