Keeping Your Home Safe This Holiday Season

Walkway to a fresh blanket of snow on residential home during the winter holidays.

Keeping your family safe and secured is of utmost importance for every homeowner. Your home is your sanctuary and any unwanted intruders should be kept at bay. It does not matter whether you live in a village with tight security or in a remote area, Safety and security of your family and your valuables should not be taken for granted. Especially now that Christmas is fast approaching and that means a lot of homes will be filled with expensive gifts, gadgets and everything fancy that burglars are looking forward to stealing from you. If you do not know how to upgrade your home’s security, keep on reading. I will be giving you tips on how to keep those intruders at bay.

 

Home Monitoring System

It is true that installing a home monitoring system could be costly, but keep in mind that not having one in your home could cost you more. You cannot put a price on peace of mind and that is because it provides constant monitoring even when you are away. It can be nerve-racking especially when you are going on a business trip or just simply going on a vacation and leaving your house unattended. So, having a home monitoring system can definitely give you the peace of mind that you and your family needs.

 

Hide All Wirings

You may want to conceal all wirings out of plain sight. Burglars routinely check for exposed wirings thinking that if they cut it, it will disable the alarm systems. If you have an updated alarm system, this may not be the case but just to be on the safe side, hide all wiring not only because for aesthetic reasons but for security purposes as well.

 

Light Up Your Outdoors

It is always a good idea to light up your property at night. Look for very dark areas around your house and illuminate these areas. Your house will be less likely to be a victim of burglary if it is well illuminated.

 

Do Not Announce Your Vacation on Social Media

Announcing your vacation on social media is a no-no! It is definitely possible that a thief is already monitoring you and is waiting for this opportunity to come and burglarize your house. If you really want your friends to know that you went on a vacation, consider sharing your vacation posts after you have returned. We hope that you strongly consider these tips on upgrading your security.

 

Happy holidays from all of us here at George Kent Home Improvements Ltd.! If you need anything on home improvements, check out our website today or simply give us a call!

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