The holidays are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with the family. It’s important to take precautions to make your home safe during this time of year whether you are home for the holidays or are traveling. Here are a few tips that can help keep you and your family safe during the holidays.
Preparing to Leave
Many people travel during the holidays and there are a few steps you want to take before you leave to make sure your home is safe and secure. The first step is to make sure that all the windows and doors are locked. If you can put some lights on timers to make it look like someone is home. Ask your neighbor to keep an eye out for any mail or packages you receive so they aren’t left on the doorstep. Consider investing in a good home security system to monitor your home in your absence.
While preparing to travel during the holidays it is important that you take the necessary steps in getting your home ready for your absence. Check each of the windows and doors in your home to make sure they are locked. By placing lights in your home on a timer you can make it appear as if someone is home while you are gone. To avoid theft, ask a neighbor or friend to pick up any packages or letters that are delivered while you are gone.
No one wants to accidentally start a fire because of the misuse of holiday decorations. Double-check your outlets to make sure you are plugging in your Christmas lights correctly. If there is anything that is in danger of catching on fire make sure it is kept well away from heat sources like fires, furnaces or space heaters. Take care in where you place your tree so if it were to fall there would be minimal damage.
Keeping all the presents under the tree may not be the best idea as it can attract burglars. After opening the presents make sure you promptly throw out the boxes in a lidded trash bin so that possible burglars can’t see if you got a new TV or other expensive items.
Though these may seem like simple steps, they can help you stay worry-free knowing that your home is safe, letting you enjoy the holidays. To view the original post visit AMP Smart’s article on home safety during the holidays.