According to the United States Department of Transportation, the week of Thanksgiving is the most traveled week out of the year. It is said that the number of people traveling long distance during Thanksgiving increases 54%, and 23% during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Make sure your home is holiday-ready whether you plan on staying local or traveling, because according to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December each year.
Ensure your family and home are safe this holiday season by avoiding these 3 common mistakes:
1. Don’t be an easy target.
Burglars look for houses that are easily accessible, so ensure all windows and doors are securely locked before you leave for holiday shopping or head out on vacation.
Additionally, avoid posting your holiday plans on social media outlets. It may seem like an obvious tip, but many people are guilty of this. Be cautious what you share online, as the Internet is among one of the most popular places burglars look.
2. Dark homes are likely empty homes.
Burglars typically look for houses that have no lights on; this is an obvious indicator that the owner is on vacation or gone for the night. Make sure to leave a couple of lights on indoors, light the exterior of your home, and consider putting them on a timer throughout the day and night to hide obvious signs that you may not be home.
3. Look out for “window shoppers”.
During the holiday season, it is typical for burglars to scope out houses by looking into windows or even dressing up as salesmen to get a peek inside. Be cautious of strangers walking around your neighborhood and never invite them into your home.
Also, be sure to discreetly throw away boxes, as burglars look for boxes that are left in trash cans or on the curb to see what valuable items you receive.
Start your holiday off right with peace of mind. Protect what matters and decrease your chances of a break-in this holiday season. The purpose of Campbell’s safety and security doors, screens and films is to keep intruders out of your home completely. While alarms, security cameras and other methods of security are extremely beneficial, our products provide a powerful, invisible barrier to entry that will keep the bad guys out of your home in the first place – making sure your possessions and loved ones are safe. Add an extra layer of protection to your house with Campbell security products.
Contact us for more information and a free security evaluation, and download our holiday coupon today.