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Home Security: 5 Tips for a Safer, Happier Holiday Chicagoland Local and Family Owned
With the stockings hung by the chimney with care and the tree surrounded by pricy gifts, it is easy to see that Christmas is a time of joy and giving… but it is also a time when thieves can see easy opportunities to take, scoring big from your family’s generosity. Don’t get caught up in worrying about a grouchy Grinch visiting your humble abode. Protect your home and family with these five simple tips to a safer, happier holiday.
Leave Your Television on at Night
Some people leave a light on indoors while they sleep to deter burglars, however, the flickering glow of the TV can be even more effective. Depending on your television’s model, it can also take up less energy than running a three bulbed ceiling fixture.
Install a Home Security System
Home alarm systems are a great way to stop burglars in their tracks. A thief will make a run for it upon hearing the blaring sound of a home alarm. This not only scares them off from the the loud bell waking home owners but it also alarms police to a crime in progress.
Get a Dog
Not only are dogs simply fun to be around, they also make thief think twice about approaching your home. Many burglaries have been stopped long before they started thanks to the keen ears of the family dog who sense trouble from afar.
Secure Sliding Doors and Windows
Place wooden boards in the bottom of sliding door frames to prevent unwanted entry from outside. You can also use this trick to further secure windows, placing one board on each side of your window. However, there are more effective solutions for windows such as added lock protection and alarm system options.
Lighten Up Outdoor Spaces
A well lit outdoors can discourage thieves from wandering into your yard in the first place. This is because most criminals want an easy score. Darkened yards provide a cloak of secrecy for burglars while motion lights and flood lights provide little room for bad guys to hide.
As you prepare for the holidays, the Security Doctors are here to help you keep your home safe and secure. We work hard to provide you with home security you can depend on season after season. Contact us today to find out how we can help you protect the gifts beneath the tree… and the people beneath it too. Happy holidays from our families to yours!
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