The winter holidays are a wonderful time of the year. Here are five tips to keep your home safe during the holiday season.
1. Make Sure Your Empty Gift Boxes Are Left Unmarked On The Curb
The biggest downside to receiving great gifts are the empty boxes left in its wake. Make sure to discard big item boxes like televisions or electronics as discreetly as possible. One idea might be to tear the box up or leave it inside out. The goal is to make sure no one can see what items you may have just purchased or received.
2. Keep Your Doors Locked
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but many people leave their front doors unlocked around the holidays. Many households have family coming over or friends dropping items off, so some keep their doors unlocked to be as inviting as possible. This simple tip will exponentially keep your loved ones and valuables safer.
3. Keep Christmas Gifts In A Closet Until Christmas
You just invested in hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of gifts for your friends and family. While it may be nice to keep these items under the tree before Christmas, it may be best to leave the gifts in a closet, or make sure the gifts can not be seen through a window.
4. Keep An Eye Out On Who's Ringing The Doorbell
We all get dozens of visits from Fedex and UPS drivers during the holidays. While it may be a safe bet that the person who is ringing the doorbell is just dropping off a gift, it always best to qualify who is at your door, and never answer the door if you are not expecting a package.
Call Knight Security Systems today for a free consultation on how you can keep the house safe around the holidays.