Everyone knows Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but do you know how the burglar stole Christmas?
How the burglar stole Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, a burglar cased your house. He was as quiet as a mouse.
On the second day of Christmas, a burglar saw you go…two hours later and the burglars through your window.
On the third day of Christmas, a burglar stole from you…three smartphones, two Macbook Airs and a Samsung camera too.
And on the twelfth day of Christmas, you come home to a broken window, the contents of your cupboards and drawers strewn everywhere and all your valuables gone…
…This not only puts you out of pocket but also results in stress, anger and anxiety. In fact, the mental impact of a burglary can be detrimental and long term.
So what can you do?
Don’t let burglars rob you of your valuables and Christmas cheer. Here are 5 preventative tips to protect your home during 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 abut 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 the burglar steal Christmas, secure your home before it’s too late!
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