Protect Your Home & Family During the Holidays
1. Leave a light on (not the Christmas lights):
An empty home is a prime target for a potential theft; however, a great way to deter a thief from burglarizing your home, is to stage the home as though it's occupied.
2. Don’t put your home on display:
Although the holiday season is all about spreading cheer with holiday traditions such as lights, gifts, and beautifully displayed Christmas trees. Caution keeping the blinds open at night and when you’re not at home, leaving the drapes open invites thieves to browse gifts, furniture, and electronics inside.
3.Unplug your Christmas Tree lights:
Unplugging your Christmas lights before leaving the house or heading to bed is a great way to save energy, it also prevents tree fires. According to the American Red Cross, “on average one of every 22 fires are started by Christmas trees resulting in death.”
4. Check holiday decorations:
When setting up holiday decorations, inspect all lights, cords, and electrical devices to ensure there are no frayed cords. Also, it’s recommended that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the safest outcome.