The night before the big day you’ll likely be making your final preparations for the festivities approaching. And, whether you’re peeling the vegetables or putting gifts under the tree (or both!), it’s vitally important that you also keep up your usual night time security routine. Make sure that you secure all doors and windows, set your burglar alarm system, and keep valuables hidden away from view. If you’ve lay Christmas gifts out under the tree, it’s probably a good idea to close your blinds/curtains!
With all the fun of the big day, your home is likely to be a buzz with excitement and activity, with visitors coming and going throughout the day. Make sure, though, that you don’t use this as an excuse to leave your doors unlocked and your home vulnerable to attack. Unfortunately, burglars don’t take time off for the holidays.
If you’re heading out this Christmas, be sure to run through your home security routine before leaving; making sure that doors and windows are secure, the alarm is set, and any valuables are out of view. It is also good practice to leave a light or two on in the house to make it look occupied. However, you must never do this with decorative lights and decorations, as this poses a great fire safety hazard. If you’re attending a party, make sure that you don’t post about your plans on Social Media sites, as this will advertise your empty house to potential intruders. –Over 75% of convicted burglars believe that other burglars are using social media to choose targets.