Watch out for the Grinch this Christmas…
On the first day of Christmas, a burglar stole from me, my brand new PC.
On the second day of Christmas, a burglar stole from me, two AirPods, and my brand new PC.
On the third day of Christmas, a burglar stole from me, three smartphones, two AirPods and my brand new PC.
I could go but you get the idea.
With so many valuables in the home around Christmas time, it pays to do everything you can to protect your home.
And not just valuables you should be worried about, the mental impact of a burglary can hurt the most. With that said here are a few tips to keep you, your family and those presents safe this Christmas.
1. Be careful who you let into your home
The holiday season is when you’ll be dealing with lots of couriers, caterers and cleaners amongst other people. However, be careful who you let into your home as they can easily case your house and see what valuable items you have. Make sure you only use reputable companies that have good reviews.
2. Keep your valuables out of sight
Leaving your valuables in plain sight only encourages burglars. Make sure jewellery, electronics and cash aren’t visible from outside your property and keep your curtains closed while you’re away.
3. Make sure you have all your bases covered
Before you leave on holidays, make sure you tick off every item in our holiday security checklist so you have all your bases covered.
Also, consider investing in a home security system like Cammy. With Cammy, you can rest easy knowing that you will receive an alert on your smartphone if anyone is detected on your property. Peace of mind made easy!
4. Place a hold on your mail
A sure-fire way to let burglars know you’re not home is letting your mail and packages pile up.
If you’re going away this holiday season, make sure you place a hold on your mail or redirect it to a close friend, relative or neighbour.
5. Don’t advertise your absence
Refrain from posting on social media about your wonderful holiday till after you’ve come back as burglars use social media to find targets.
It’s also a good idea to have your trusted neighbour move your car every few days to create the illusion that you’re home.
Remember prevention is the key to a safe and Merry Christmas. Don’t let any Grinches steal Christmas, secure your home before it’s too late!