Protect Your House While You Are Away During the Holidays
The holiday season is both exciting and stressful. While the dazzling lights and fun-spirited songs can really put you in an exuberant mood, thinking about all the time spent away from home can be stressful. You might even worry about the security of your home while you’re away visiting family. Instead of leaving your house under the protection of your elves on the shelf, consider these four tips….
Light Up Your Exterior
One of the most important things that burglars look for in a home to case is poor lighting. Assuming that the majority of homes they enter are not simply left unlocked, burglars know that they’ll need to work to get into the house. They prefer to do this in the darkness, rather than underneath a bright spotlight that makes it easy for neighbors to spot them. If you haven’t already, install some bright exterior lights around the points of entry to your home. If you can get motion sensor lights, even better!
Have a Neighbor Take out the Trash
Another tell-tale sign that you are away for the holidays is the fact that your trash is not taken out to the curb when all of your neighbors do. All that wrapping paper piles up, so thieves assume you would have to take your garbage out during the holidays. If you aren’t home, consider asking a neighbor to drag your bin out to the curb.
Put Your Lights on a Timer
A house that is always dark is another thing burglars look for. That’s why it’s important to put some interior lights on a timer. A random timer is even better and will give the appearance that someone is home and moving about the house.
Keep Your Tree & Presents Out of Sight
You might want to put your tree by a large front window and keep it full stocked with gifts leading up to Christmas, but this might not be the safest idea. A tree immediately draws the interest of thieves and if placed in front of a window with easy access, it can actually be easy for a burglar to smash and grab those perfectly wrapped packages.
Do you need the help of RBM Lock & Key to keep your home safe this holiday season?
If you are worried about the security of your home this holiday season, it’s not too late to call RBM Lock & Key! We offer automotive, residential, commercial and industrial locksmith services and would be happy to help improve the security of your home during this time. We can install CCTV systems in your home, high security locks, and even safes and gun safes. Think of it as the perfect holiday gift to yourself – peace of mind during the often stressful holiday season. Give us a call at 909-980-3448 to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about the services that we offer, please visit our website at RBM Lock & Key.