There are lots of great holidays in the US that are all about family, food, and fun (and hopefully as few fights as possible). When these holidays come around, you’re likely to make plans to visit family or have family over at your home. Either way, you’ll need to take some extra precautions to keep your home safe. Here are some tips for protecting your home when both hosting and traveling for the holidays.
Hosting the holidays
For holidays like Thanksgiving, you’ll be cooking up a feast for the whole family, or maybe grilling outside on 4th of July. With this comes the risk of fires, especially if you’re distracted by the hecticness of hosting and perhaps a few alcoholic drinks, too. Make sure you check the batteries in your smoke alarms before hosting for the holidays.
Having your fire alarms monitored by a security company will help to get emergency responders to your home as soon as possible. If you are grilling outside, make sure the grill isn’t placed too close to your house and any outdoor structures, especially wooden ones.
When you’re outside in the backyard, you should also consider the security of your home and the risk of intruders. If someone comes in through the front door, you might not hear them from outside, especially if there’s music playing and everyone’s talking. Make sure you lock your front door and arm your burglar alarm to ward off intruders.
Traveling for the holidays
If you’re leaving your home to visit family for the holidays, then you need to make sure it’s as secure as possible. All doors and windows should be locked securely, spare keys should be left in trusted hands, and your home security system should be comprehensive. Outdoor lights, security cameras, door and window sensors, and home alarms are all important pieces of equipment for your home security.
Smart security equipment can also give you peace of mind while you’re away. Certain tech allows you to monitor your home from your smartphone, wherever you are. So, you can be alerted if your alarm goes off and can view your front door through a camera when the doorbell rings.
Another sensible idea is home security monitoring, as mentioned above. This means that you and the correct authorities will be alerted in the case of a home intrusion or fire, for example. So, the police or firefighters can be sent to your home to resolve the situation, even if you can’t get home in time.
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