It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are just around the corner and excitement is in the air, but have you remembered to keep your home safe and secure?
Every time the festive season approaches, it is important to make sure that your home is safe from intruders and thieves. Take the necessary precautions to ensure that you won’t fall victim to intrusions during what is supposed to be a carefree celebration.
1. Before leaving the house, ensure that all windows and doors are locked shut.
Keeping each and every possible entry point closed and locked prevents any unwanted entities from entering at random times. It also makes celebrating with family and friends more special, as there is one less thing to worry about.
2. Store tools such as locks, garden equipment, and ladders in a shed or garage, or anywhere secure.
Items like these are a burglar’s best friend. If they are lying around, they can act as handy tools for an unwanted break-in. Keep them out of plain sight to avoid their use for unwanted activities.
3. Keep window areas and doorways free of gifts and valuable items.
Your home isn’t a shop, so make sure not to display any valuable items by the windows and doors. Keep them safely hidden behind curtains and blinds for even more security.
4. Properly dispose of the packaging of electrical items and expensive gifts.
Opening gifts is one of the most exciting events of the holiday season. As you indulge in them, remember to properly dispose of the packaging. Leaving them sitting on the curb exposes the new contents of your home, which is a matter reserved for you and your family.
5. Be conscious of your social media posts.
Potential thieves and burglars tend to scout their victims’ posts on social media. The more exposed you and your items and schedules are on your feed, the more information is made available to those who need it. Be mindful about posting about your valuables and when your home will be empty.
Follow these tips every time the holiday season starts coming around to keep your home safe and sound. You may also give Newtownabbey Locksmiths a call on 02895-320779 for more information.