The winter holidays are fast approaching. Good times with family and friends and happy events await, but with the holiday season, we need to make sure to protect our homes and families. Here are 3 tips to add an extra layer of home protection during December.
- Make Sure You Have A Monitored Smoke Detector
With Christmas and Hannukah, the lights and candles pose potential fire dangers. With that in mind, a monitored smoke detector adds extra protection against fire damage. A monitored smoke detector, when triggered, not only sounds locally but also sends a signal to a 24/7 central station, who can then notify first responders. This is important as you may not be home when the fire starts. This added peace of mind lets you know that regardless of where you are, the fire department will be contacted in the event of a fire.
- Make It Look Like You’re Home Even If You’re Not
Burglars love the holiday season because a large number of homeowners are away from their homes for long periods of time. To deter a burglar when you’re away from your house, make it seem like you’re home. Keep lights on, and set some on timers (can easily be done through home automation). If you’re going on vacation, have a neighbor take your email and if there’s a fresh snowfall make sure they drive into your driveway to leave fresh tire marks. Burglars want to avoid confrontation, and making it seem like your home is a great deterrent that may make a burglar look elsewhere for their break-in.
- Get A Home Alarm System
Did you know that houses with alarm systems are three times less likely to have a break-in than those without? There’s no better burglar deterrent than a home alarm system. Monitoring for a Think Protection home alarm system is only $12.99/month and there’s no annual contract – so with our low prices and are fantastic technology anyone can get a state-of-the-art home alarm system! Don’t wait until after a break-in to get a home alarm! During the holiday season, buy yourself a gift – the gift of peace of mind.