3 Ways to Keep a Home Secure During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a great time of year, with families focusing on parties, decorations, gift-giving, and more. Unfortunately, theft and burglaries tend to go up in November and December. Thieves know that gifts and extra money are often in the house. Additionally, package deliveries can be easy targets.

You can reduce the risk of theft by improving your home security during the holiday season. Here are a few tips to help:

  1. Don’t leave gifts in plain sight: While it’s fun to see the Christmas tree through the window, be careful that you aren’t displaying a pile of wrapped presents as well. Leaving the gifts in plain sight might be an invitation for someone to break in.
  2. Maintain good lighting: A well-lit home can be a deterrent to thieves. Since they like to work in the cover of darkness, you can prevent theft by using floodlights or motion-activated lights outside.
  3. Home security installation: Not only can you have sensors outside, but indoor sensors can be a great way to alert you if someone is trying to come in. Motion sensors can set off an alarm and deter people from unwanted entry. Also, don’t underestimate the power of visible security cameras. For example, a camera watching the front porch can be a deterrent.

How are you protecting your family this holiday season? If you’d like to give yourself the gift of improved security, then you are invited to talk to our experienced team for more information about home or business security. Not only does it feel good knowing that your family is protected each day, but you will have peace of mind when you are away from home.

We’ll gladly schedule a consultation to discuss a customized plan based on your needs and desires. For more details about security installation options, call John Snow, ADT Corporate Custom Home Services Division, jrsnow@adt.com, 951-375-6947.