The holidays are just around the corner, and although it should be a time of celebration and joy, it can also pose some security risks for your home. Many people go out of town to visit friends and family during the holidays, leaving their homes vacant for days on end. Unfortunately, burglars are excellent at spotting vulnerable houses to target during the holiday season. With these four home security tips, you can add an extra layer of protection to your home while you’re away this holiday season:
Use Social Media with Caution
It’s tempting to post photos of your holiday adventures on social media for your friends and family to see, but it can also be risky. Public social media accounts are accessible for anyone to view, including burglars. Posting your location and holiday vacation photos can signal to suspicious people that you’re out of town, and your house is vacant, which may lead to break-ins.
Install a Quality Doorbell Camera
Doorbell cameras are an increasingly popular home security add-on, and for a good reason. These cameras are simple to install and are easily set up on your smartphone so that you can see who is coming and going at all times. If you’re out of town this holiday season, checking the camera can give you peace of mind as you keep a watchful eye on your front door. Plus, burglars who see cameras may be less inclined to go through with a robbery, according to Safety.com.
Give Your Home Security System a Checkup
If you already have a top-notch home security system, good for you! However, it is crucial that you periodically check that your system is working correctly to ensure your security and safety. Make it a goal before you head out of town to check the battery life of each of your home security components, including any cameras and motion detectors.
Avoid Package Deliveries While You’re Gone
Nothing indicates a vacant home quite like a pile of packages by the front door day after day. If burglars target your home for frequent drivebys, they’ll see that your packages haven’t been taken inside for days on end and will quickly pick up on your absence. If you think your packages may arrive while you’re gone, ask a neighbor that you trust to take the packages from your porch and keep them in a safe place until you return from your holiday trip.
At Red Safety, we take home security seriously. We can help you install the right security system for your home to give you the peace of mind you deserve while you’re at home or away. Our team of security experts proudly provide home security installations in the Tukwila, Renton, and Seattle areas. Schedule a free consultation with us today!